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Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

Chapter 7: Out of court disposals

47.Chapter 7 contains amendments to the legislation under which police constables may issue a penalty notice for disorder (“PND”) and authorised persons may give conditional cautions. This includes the introduction of a PND with an education option and provision for conditional cautions to be given without the need to refer the case to the relevant prosecutor. The amendments also allow new types of conditions to be attached to a conditional caution given to a foreign offender without leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom. The Chapter creates a new kind of youth caution. It also makes amendments to youth conditional cautions, intended to make them more flexible.

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