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Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Act 2021

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7Forfeiture and disposal of material to which offence relates

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(1)Where a person is convicted of an offence under section 4—

(a)the court may order the forfeiture of any material to which the offence relates, and

(b)the court may order that any of the forfeited material be disposed of in such manner as the court may direct.

(2)An order made under subsection (1)(b) does not take effect until—

(a)if an appeal is brought against the conviction or sentence, after the appeal is finally decided or abandoned, or

(b)otherwise, after the expiry of the period within which an appeal against the conviction or sentence may be brought.

(3)For the purposes of subsection (2), the lodging of an application for a stated case or note of appeal against sentence is to be treated as the bringing of an appeal.

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