Abolition of Minimum Punishments Act

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Abolition of Minimum Punishments (CAP. 1 1

CHAPTER 1

THE ABOLITION O F MINIMUM
PUNISHMENTS ACT

Arrangement of Sections
Section

1. Short title.
2 . Judge, in passing sentence, may reduce prescribed

minimum penalties.

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ABOLITION O F MINIMUM PUNISHMENTS

(1st March, 1882.) 311881.
S.R.O. 2211956.

1. This Act may be cited as the Abolition of Minimum short title.
Punishments Act.

2. It shall be lawful for any Judge of the Supreme Judge, sentence, in may p ssing
Court, when passing sentence upon any person convicted prescribed
under any Act which prescribes for the offence of which such minimum

penalties.
person has been convicted a minimum term of imprison-
ment or a minimum'fine, notwithstanding any enactment
to the contrary, to reduce the prescribed term of imprison-
ment, and, in case of a fine, to reduce the prescribed amount
thereof, and to sentence such person to such less term of
imprisonment, or to pay such less fine, as to the presiding
Judge shall appear right.
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