Criminal Justice (Community Service) Act, 1983

Persons to whom Act applies.

2.—This Act applies to a person (in this Act referred to as an “offender”) who is of or over the age of 16 years and is convicted of an offence for which, in the opinion of the court, the appropriate sentence would but for this Act be one of penal servitude, of imprisonment or of detention in Saint Patrick's Institution, but does not apply where any such sentence is fixed by law.