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Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

Section 71: Curfew requirement

399.Section 71 amends section 204 of the 1991 Act, which makes provision in relation to curfew requirements.

400.Subsection (2) amends section 204(2) by increasing the maximum period in any day for which the court may impose a curfew requirement from twelve to sixteen hours.

401.Subsection (3) amends section 204(3) by increasing the maximum period for which a curfew requirement may be imposed from six to twelve months from the date on which the community order is made.

402.It remains the case that, before imposing a curfew requirement, the court must obtain and consider the effect that the curfew might have on other people living at the curfew address. Compliance with a curfew requirement is normally monitored electronically by the offender wearing a ‘tag’.

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