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The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Commencement No. 4 and Saving Provisions) Order 2012

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Provisions coming into force on 3rd December 2012

2.  Subject to articles 3 to 7, the following provisions of the Act come into force on 3rd December 2012—

(a)Chapter 1 of Part 3 (sentencing) except—

(i)section 67(2)(a) and (5)(a) (court’s powers in relation to an offender following a finding that the offender has breached a community order);

(ii)sections 76 and 77(1) (alcohol abstinence and monitoring requirement etc);

(iii)section 78(3) so far as it relates to alcohol abstinence and monitoring requirements; and

(iv)sections 85 to 88 (fines);

(b)Chapter 2 of Part 3 (bail);

(c)Chapter 3 of Part 3 (remands of children otherwise than on bail);

(d)Chapter 4 of Part 3 (release on licence etc) except section 119(2);

(e)Chapter 5 of Part 3 (dangerous offenders);

(f)Chapter 6 of Part 3 (prisoners etc) except section 129;

(g)Schedule 9 (changes to powers to make suspended sentence orders: consequential and transitory provision);

(h)Schedule 10 (repeal of sections 181 to 188 of Criminal Justice Act 2003: consequential amendments);

(i)Schedule 11 (amendments of enactments relating to bail);

(j)Schedule 12 (remands of children otherwise than on bail: minor and consequential amendments);

(k)Schedule 13 (crediting of time in custody);

(l)Schedule 14 (prisoners serving less than 12 months: consequential amendments);

(m)Schedule 15 (application of sections 108 to 119 and transitional and transitory provision);

(n)Schedule 16 (amendments of Criminal Justice Act 2003: transitional and consequential provision);

(o)Schedule 17 (Criminal Justice Act 2003: restatement of transitional provision);

(p)Schedule 18 (life sentence for second listed offence etc: new Schedule 15B to Criminal Justice Act 2003);

(q)Schedule 19 (life sentence for second listed offence: consequential and transitory provision);

(r)Schedule 20 (release of new extended sentence prisoners: consequential amendments of Chapter 6 of Part 12 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003);

(s)Schedule 21 (abolition of certain sentences for dangerous offenders and new extended sentences: consequential and transitory provision); and

(t)Schedule 22 (dangerous offenders subject to service law etc).

(1)

Section 77 of the Act came into force on Royal Assent (1st May 2012).

(2)

Section 119 of the Act came into force on Royal Assent (1st May 2012).

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