Criminal Justice Act 2006

164

New section 257F in Act of 2001.

164.— The following section is inserted in the Act of 2001 after section 257E:

“Offences.

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.”.