Section 20 Crimes (Serious Sex Offenders) Act 2006 | Warrants for detention orders


Section 20 of the Crimes (Serious Sex Offenders) Act 2006 relates to Warrants for detention orders and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

20 Warrant of committal

(1) As soon as practicable after making a continuing detention order or interim detention order against an offender, the Supreme Court must issue a warrant for the committal of the offender to a correctional centre for the period specified in the order.

(2) A warrant under this section is sufficient authority:
(a) for any police officer to convey, or arrest and convey, the offender to the correctional centre identified in the warrant, and
(b) for the governor of the correctional centre to keep the offender in his or her custody in accordance with the terms of the warrant.