Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 No 156
Current version for 1 January 2015 to date (accessed 28 January 2015 at 01:24)

243   Operation of Part

(1) Application to proved offences
This Part applies where a court finds an offence against this Act or regulations proved.
(2) Meaning of proved offences
Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), a court finds an offence proved if:
(a)  the court convicts the offender of the offence, or
(b)  the court makes an order under section 10 of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 against the offender in relation to the offence (in which case the order is not a punishment for the purposes of that section).
(3) Definitions
In this Part:

the court means the court that finds the offence proved.

the offender means the person who is found to have committed the offence.

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