Summary Proceedings Act 1957

90 Scale of imprisonment for non-payment of fine

The period of imprisonment imposed under this Act in respect of the non-payment of 1 or more fines or where the sale of any property under any process does not produce sufficient proceeds to pay the fine, shall be such period as in the opinion of the court or District Court Judge fixing the period will satisfy the justice of the case, not exceeding, for each fine,

(a)

in the case of an offence that was punishable by a period of imprisonment of more than 3 months, the maximum term of imprisonment to which the defendant was liable on the conviction, or a period of 1 year, whichever is the lesser:

(b)

in any other case, a period of 3 months.

Compare: 1957 No 87 s 103

Section 90: replaced, on 1 November 1987, by section 14 of the Summary Proceedings Amendment Act 1987 (1987 No 165).

Section 90: amended, on 13 February 2012, by section 46 of the Summary Proceedings Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 32).

Section 90(a): amended, on 13 February 2012, by section 28 of the Summary Proceedings Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 32).