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Section 10A (Conviction with no further penalty)

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A section 10A is a conviction, with no other penalty attached to it.


Section 10A of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 is where this type of penalty is found. Section 10A states:

  • A court that convicts an offender may dispose of the proceedings without imposing any other penalty.
  • Any such action is taken, for the purposes of the Crimes (Appeal and Review) Act 2001 and the Criminal Appeal Act 1912 , to be a sentence passed by the court on the conviction of the offender.

Is a section 10A a Conviction and will I have a criminal record?

If you are sentenced to a section 10A you are convicted of that offence, and it will appear on your criminal record. A section 10A should not be confused with an order pursuant to section 10 (1)(b) ( CRO Without Conviction ), or section 10 (1)(a) of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999.

where to next?

If you suspect that you may be under investigation, or if you have been charged with an offence, it is vital to get competent legal advice as early as possible. Our lawyers are highly specialised in criminal law and will be able to guide you through the process while dealing with the various authorities related to your matter.

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