Section 94 Companion Animals Act 1998 | Double Jeopardy


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The Legislation

Section 8 of the Companion Animals Act 1998 is Double Jeopardy and is extracted below.

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94 Double jeopardy

(1) A person is not liable to be convicted of an offence under more than one provision of this Act in respect of essentially the same act or omission.

(2) Payment of a penalty in respect of an alleged offence under section 92 (Penalty notices) is to be treated as a conviction for the offence for the purposes of this section. The making of an order by a court under section 10 of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 in respect of an offence is to be treated as a conviction for the offence for the purposes of this section.