There are several sentencing options from which the court can choose to sentence an accused with after conviction and they are the following:
- Direct Imprisonment which is regulated by Section 276 of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977.
- Periodical Imprisonment
- A Fine
- Suspended sentence in various forms
- Direct imprisonment and a fine which is suspended in whole
- Direct imprisonment coupled with a fine. (If the fine is paid the Direct imprisonment is suspended)
- Correctional Supervision.
DECLARATION BY COURT
A Court can further declare a person to be one of the Following:
- Habitual Criminal
- Dangerous Criminal
These are declarations that obviously influence one’s status and therefore can only be declared by a Regional and High Court. This can furthermore serve as another sentence
COMPENSATION ORDER BY CRIMINAL COURT
In terms of Section 300 of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 a Court can furthermore order an Accused to pay damages compensation to the Complainant. This can furthermore serve as part of a sentence.
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