Section 25B of the Crimes Act 1900 is Assault Causing Death when Intoxicated and is extracted below.
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Section 25B of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with the offence of “assault causing death when intoxicated” and reads as follows:
25b Assault causing death when intoxicated
(1) A court is required to impose a sentence of imprisonment of not less than 8 years on a person guilty of an offence under section 25A (2). Any non-parole period for the sentence is also required to be not less than 8 years.
(2) If this section requires a person to be sentenced to a minimum period of imprisonment, nothing in section 21 (or any other provision) of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 or in any other Act or law authorises a court to impose a lesser or no sentence (or to impose a lesser non-parole period).
(3) Nothing in this section (apart from subsection (2)) affects the provisions of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 or any other Act or law relating to the sentencing of offenders.
(4) Nothing in this section affects the prerogative of mercy.
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