Criminal Justice Act 1984

Increase of aggregate term of imprisonment in certain cases.

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12. (1) Section 5 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1951 (which provides that, where two or more sentences passed by the District Court are ordered to run consecutively, the aggregate term of imprisonment shall not exceed twelve months) is hereby amended by the substitution, for “twelve months”, of “ two years”. In that section “ imprisonment” shall include detention in Saint Patrick’s Institution.

(2) Section 13(1) of the Criminal Law Act, 1976 (which provides for consecutive sentences in the case of an offence committed by a person while he is serving a sentence) is hereby amended by the substitution, for “twelve months”, of “ two years”.