Section 10A (Conviction with no further penalty)


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

Definition

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.

 

 

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