28. Imprisonment in cases where no term is fixed.

Where a person is convicted on indictment of an offence against any enactment and is for that offence liable to be sentenced to imprisonment, but the sentence is not by any enactment either limited to a specified term or expressed to extend to imprisonment for life, he is liable to imprisonment for not more than two years1.

An indictable offence at common law for which no maximum is provided by statute is punishable by fine and imprisonment, and in such a case there is no limit fixed for the period of imprisonment provided that it is not inordinate