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The Sentencing Process

On 30 April 2018, the Sentencing Act 2017 (SA) replaced the previous Criminal Law (Sentencing) Act 1988 (SA) and regulates sentencing in South Australia.

If the defendant is a youth, then the Young Offenders Act 1993 (SA) also applies. See Juvenile justice system and Sentencing by the Youth Court for more information about sentencing of youth offenders. See also recidivist young offender provision in section 55 of the Sentencing Act 2017 (SA).

The Sentencing Process  :  Last Revised: Thu May 23rd 2019
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