86B Stage-1 offence: offender given first warning

(1)

When a court, on any occasion, convicts an offender of 1 or more stage-1 offences, the court must at the same time—

(a)

warn the offender of the consequences if the offender is convicted of any serious violent offence committed after that warning (whether or not that further serious violent offence is different in kind from any stage-1 offence for which the offender is being convicted); and

(b)

record, in relation to each stage-1 offence, that the offender has been warned in accordance with paragraph (a).

(2)

It is not necessary for a Judge to use a particular form of words in giving the warning.

(3)

On the entry of a record under subsection (1)(b), the offender has, in relation to each stage-1 offence (for which a record is entered), a record of first warning.

(4)

The court must give the offender a written notice that sets out the consequences if the offender is convicted of any serious violent offence committed after the warning given under subsection (1)(a).

Section 86B: inserted, on 1 June 2010, by section 6(1) of the Sentencing and Parole Reform Act 2010 (2010 No 33).