162 Powers to order statement as to offender's financial circumstances
162 Powers to order statement as to offender's financial circumstances

(1)     Where an individual has been convicted of an offence, the court may, before sentencing him, make a financial circumstances order with respect to him.

(2)     Where a magistrates' court has been notified in accordance with section 12(4) of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 (c 43) that an individual desires to plead guilty without appearing before the court, the court may make a financial circumstances order with respect to him.