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Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008

Section 40: Power to impose attendance centre requirement on fine defaulter

317.This section re-enacts, with appropriate modifications to make them applicable to the new sentencing framework, one of the fine default provisions in section 60 of the 2000 Act. That provision gives a court with the power to commit a fine defaulter aged under 25 to prison a power to send him or her to an attendance centre instead. Section 40 achieves the re-enactment by amending section 300 of the 2003 Act, which provides similar powers to impose unpaid work requirements or curfew requirements on fine defaulters as an alternative to committal to prison. Under section 300, an order imposing an unpaid work requirement or a curfew requirement is called a “default order”.

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