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Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001

Section 36: Offences of contravening orders

116.This section sets out the penalties for breach of any requirement of or under an order. Leaving the United Kingdom in breach of a prohibition or failing to return after a suspension is punishable on summary conviction by a maximum of 6 months’ imprisonment, a fine up to the statutory maximum (currently £5000) or both. On conviction on indictment the maximum penalty is 5 years’ imprisonment, an unlimited fine or both. Failure to comply with a direction to surrender a passport is punishable on summary conviction by a maximum of 6 months’ imprisonment or a £5000 fine or both.

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