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Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008

Section 89: Modification of Magistrates’ Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981

565.This section modifies the effect of Article 92 of the Magistrates’ Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 so that, where the Magistrates’ Court is required by virtue of section 88 to enforce a financial penalty exceeding £20,000, the court can commit a defaulter to prison for a period not exceeding the maximum period available to a Crown Court in these circumstances. It also modifies the effect of Article 95 of the 1981 Order in a manner corresponding to section 86 to provide for the transfer of a financial penalty where it appears that the person concerned is residing or has property or a source of income in a local justice area in England and Wales.

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