In section 3 of the Vagrancy Act 1824 (idle and disorderly persons), for the words from “subject to” to the end there is substituted “it shall be lawful for any justice of the peace to impose on such person (being thereof convicted before him by his own view, or by the confession of such person, or by the evidence on oath of one or more credible witnesses) a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale”.
(1) Section 4 of that Act (rogues and vagabonds) is amended as follows.
(2) In that section, for the words from “shall be” to the end there is substituted “commits an offence under this section”.
(3) At the end of that section (which becomes subsection (1)) there is inserted—
“(2) It shall be lawful for any justice of the peace to impose on any person who commits an offence under this section (being thereof convicted before him by the confession of such person, or by the evidence on oath of on
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