Criminal Damage Act, 1991

Suspension of compensation order pending appeal.

10.—(1) The operation of a compensation order shall be suspended—

(a) in any case, until the expiration of one month from the date of the conviction to which the order relates, and

(b) where notice of appeal, or of application for leave to appeal, against the conviction or sentence is given within one month from the date of the conviction, until the appeal or any further appeal therefrom is finally determined or abandoned or the ordinary time for instituting any further appeal has expired.

(2) Where the operation of a compensation order is suspended under subsection (1) (b), the order shall not take effect if the conviction concerned is reversed on appeal.

(3) A court hearing an appeal against conviction or sentence may annul or vary the compensation order concerned.

(4) A person against whom a compensation order is made may appeal against the order to the court to which an appeal against the conviction concerned may be brought and subsections (1) (b) and (3) shall apply in relation to an appeal under this subsection as they apply, or would apply, to an appeal against the conviction.

(5) In this section references to conviction of a person include references to dealing with a person under section 1 (1) of the Probation of Offenders Act, 1907 .