285. Making of compensation orders.

A compensation order1 may be made by a court by or before which a person is convicted of an offence2. Where the person in question is convicted of an offence the sentence for which is:


    (1)     a sentence fixed by law3;


    (2)     a life sentence for serious or second listed offences4;


    (3)     the required minimum sentences for threatening with an offensive weapon or an article with a blade or point in public in public5;


    (4)     the required custodial sentence for possession of a firearm or using a person to mind a weapon6;


    (5)     the specified minimum term for a