165 Remission of fines
165 Remission of fines

(1)     This section applies where a court has, in fixing the amount of a fine, determined the offender's financial circumstances under section 164(5).

(2)     If, on subsequently inquiring into the offender's financial circumstances, the court is satisfied that had it had the results of that inquiry when sentencing the offender it would—

(a)     have fixed a smaller amount, or

(b)     not have fined him,

it may remit the whole or part of the fine.