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Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008

Section 10: Effect of restriction on imposing community sentences

187.Section 10 amends section 148 of the 2003 Act, which makes provision as to when it is appropriate to impose a community sentence. It provides that nothing in section 148 requires the court to impose a community sentence even though the offence is serious enough to justify such a sentence. It similarly provides that there is no requirement to impose restrictions on liberty as part of such a sentence just because section 148 provides a power to do so.

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