[174 Duty to give reasons for and to explain effect of sentence]
[174 Duty to give reasons for and to explain effect of sentence]

[(1)     A court passing sentence on an offender has the duties in subsections (2) and (3).

(2)     The court must state in open court, in ordinary language and in general terms, the court's reasons for deciding on the sentence.

(3)     The court must explain to the offender in ordinary language—

(a)     the effect of the sentence,

(b)     the effects of non-compliance with any order that the offender is required to comply with and that forms part of the sentence,

(c)     any power of the court to vary or review any order that forms part of the sentence, and

(d)     the effects of failure to pay a fine, if the sentence consists of or includes a fine.

(4)     Criminal Procedure Rules may—