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Armed Forces Act 2006

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Activation of suspended sentence: appeals etc

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9(1)Where an order under paragraph 8(2)(a) or (b) of that Schedule is made by the Court Martial or the Service Civilian Court, paragraph 9 of that Schedule has effect as if—

(a)sub-paragraph (1)(a) conferred on the court a power rather than a duty to make a custody plus order; and

(b)for sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) there were substituted—

(2)The reference in sub-paragraph (1)(b) to another term of imprisonment does not include a term from which the offender has been released early under Chapter 6 of Part 12.

(3)For the purposes of sections 285 to 287 (appeals from Service Civilian Court) or, as the case may be, the Court Martial Appeals Act 1968 (c. 20)

(a)an order made by the Court Martial or the Service Civilian Court under paragraph 8(2)(a) or (b) is to be treated as a sentence passed on the offender, by the court that made that order, for the offence for which the suspended sentence was passed; and

(b)if the offender was not convicted of that offence by that court he is to be treated for the purpose of enabling him to appeal against the order as if he had been so convicted.

(4)For the purposes of any appeal against the order, references in section 16A of the Court Martial Appeals Act 1968 to passing a sentence include making an order.

(2)Where an order under paragraph 8(2)(a) or (b) of that Schedule is made by the Crown Court in relation to a suspended sentence passed by a relevant service court, paragraph 9 of that Schedule has effect as if for sub-paragraph (3) there were substituted—

(3)For the purposes of any enactment conferring rights of appeal against sentence in criminal cases—

(a)an order made by the Crown Court under paragraph 8(2)(a) or (b) is to be treated as a sentence passed on the offender by the Crown Court for the offence for which the suspended sentence was passed; and

(b)the offender is to be treated as if he had been convicted on indictment of that offence.

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