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Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Section 219: sentencing by Crown Court

274.Section 219 provides that, where a person is committed to the Crown Court for confiscation, the Crown Court will also assume responsibility for the sentencing process. The principle applied is the same as proposed for England and Wales. However, in light of the notes above for section 218, the Crown Court is restricted to the sentencing powers available to the magistrates’ court when dealing with a defendant committed for a confiscation hearing from that court.

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