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Criminal Procedure Act 1986 No 209
Current version for 14 May 2020 to date (accessed 6 June 2020 at 12:53)
350 Court may adjourn proceedings to allow accused person to be assessed for or to participate in intervention program
(1) Before a finding as to the guilt of an accused person in respect of an offence is made, a court may make an order adjourning proceedings against the accused person to a specified date for either or both of the following purposes—(a) assessing the person’s capacity and prospects for participation in an intervention program,(b) allowing the person to participate in an intervention program.(1A) Proceedings must not be adjourned under this section unless bail for the offence is or has been granted or dispensed with under the Bail Act 2013.(2) The maximum period for which proceedings may be adjourned under this section is 12 months from the date of the making of the order.(3) This section does not limit any power that a court has, apart from this section, to adjourn proceedings or to grant bail in relation to any period of adjournment.(4) This section does not limit the kinds of purposes for which a court may adjourn proceedings or grant bail, so that an order adjourning proceedings may be made for the purpose of allowing an offender to participate in a program for treatment or rehabilitation that is not an intervention program.