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What is the penalty the magistrates court can impose on summary conviction for breaching section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990?

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Published on LexisPSL on 14/04/2021

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  • What is the penalty the magistrates court can impose on summary conviction for breaching section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990?

Legislative references to the power of a magistrates’ court to impose a sentence of imprisonment of up to 12 months on summary conviction can lead to confusion: the magistrates’ court does not have power to impose imprisonment or detention for more than six months in respect of any one offence per section 224(1) of the Sentencing Act 2020 (S

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