Monthly Archives: April 2014


Section 10 – Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act

By |April 2nd, 2014|

What is section 10?
Section 10 allows a magistrate to dismiss a charge even where the offence is proven.

What is the effect of being dealt with under section 10?
The offence is not recorded as a criminal conviction on your criminal record.

What offences can be dealt with under section 10?
Less serious offences.

How does a magistate decide whether to deal with you under s 10?
Your lawyer has to convince the court that because […]