Criminal Justice Act 2006
New section 257F in Act of 2001.
164.— The following section is inserted in the Act of 2001 after section 257E:
257F.— (1) A child commits an offence who—
( a) fails to give a name and address when required to do so under section 257B(4) or gives a name or address that is false or misleading in response to that requirement, or
( b) without reasonable excuse, does not comply with a behaviour order to which the child is subject.
(2) A member of the Garda Síochána may arrest a child without warrant if the member has reasonable grounds to believe that the child has committed an offence under subsection (1)( b).
(3) A child who is guilty of an offence under this section is liable on summary conviction—
( a) in the case of an offence under subsection (1)( a), to a fine not exceeding €200, and
( b) in the case of an offence under subsection (1)( b), to a fine not exceeding €800 or detention in a children detention school for a period not exceeding 3 months or both.
(4) If a child is ordered to pay a fine and costs on conviction of an offence under subsection (1)( b), the aggregate of the fine and costs shall not exceed €1,500.”.