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Courts Act 2003

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Increase in fine

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27(1)This paragraph applies if—

(a)an attachment of earnings order, or

(b)an application for benefit deductions,

made under paragraph 26 fails.

(2)This paragraph also applies if the fines officer does not make—

(a)an attachment of earnings order, or

(b)an application for benefit deductions,

under paragraph 26.

(3)An increase is imposed on the fine which is the subject of the order.

(4)The amount of the increase is to be determined in accordance with fines collection regulations but must not be greater than 50% of the fine.

(5)The increase is given effect by treating it as part of the fine imposed on P on his conviction.

(6)But the liability to pay the part of the fine representing the increase—

(a)ranks after the liability to pay any other part of the sum due, and

(b)is subject to paragraphs 35(6) and 39(2) (liability to increase extinguished in cases of subsequent compliance).

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