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Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

Section 98: First set of conditions for a remand to youth detention accommodation

517.Section 98 applies to a child charged with or convicted of an offence and describes the first set of conditions that, if met, would allow the court to remand the child to youth detention accommodation. This set of conditions includes a requirement relating to the seriousness of the offence which must be either a violent or sexual offence or one that is punishable if committed by an adult with a sentence of imprisonment of fourteen years or more.

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