Section 16 Crimes (Serious Sex Offenders) Act 2006 | Interim detention orders


The Legislation

Section 16 of the Crimes (Serious Sex Offenders) Act 2006 relates to Interim detention orders and is extracted below.

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16 Interim detention orders

(1) If, in proceedings on an application under this Part for a continuing detention order, it appears to the Supreme Court:
(a) that the offender’s current custody (if any) will expire before the proceedings are determined, and
(b) that the matters alleged in the supporting documentation would, if proved, justify the making of a continuing detention order or
extended supervision order,
the Supreme Court may make an order for the interim detention of the offender.

(2) An order under this section commences on the day fixed in the order in that regard (or, if no such day is fixed, as soon as it is made) and expires at the end of such period (not exceeding 28 days from the day on which it commences) as is specified in the order.

(3) An order under this section may be renewed from time to time, but not so as to provide for the detention of the offender under such an order for periods totalling more than 3 months.