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Section 144C Liquor Act 2007
Definition of Committing a Prescribed Offence

Section 144C of the Liquor Act 2007 (NSW) is concerned with Definition of Committing a Prescribed Offence and is set out below.

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The Legislation

144C Committing a prescribed offence

(1) For the purposes of this Part, a person commits a prescribed offence if:
(a) a court convicts the person for the offence (whether or not it imposes any penalty), or
(b) an amount is paid under a penalty notice in respect of the offence, or
(c) a penalty notice enforcement order under the Fines Act 1996 is made against the person in respect of the offence.

(2) However, if:
(a) the conviction is overturned on appeal, or
(b) the person elects, after an amount is paid under the penalty notice, to have the offence dealt with by a court, or
(c) the penalty notice, or the penalty notice enforcement order to the extent that it applies to the penalty notice, is withdrawn or annulled, any strike based on the conviction, penalty notice or enforcement order is revoked and any remedial action taken as the result of the strike ceases to have effect.

(3) Prescribed offences that are committed in relation to a particular licence within a single 24 hour period are taken, for the purposes of this Part, to be a single prescribed offence.

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