Criminal Justice (Community Service) Act, 1983

Community service order.

3.—(1) Subject to section 4 , the court by or before which an offender is convicted may, instead of dealing with him in any other way, make, in respect of the offence of which he is convicted, an order (in this Act referred to as a “community service order”) under this section.

(2) A community service order shall require the offender to perform, in accordance with this Act, unpaid work for such number of hours as are specified in the order and are not less than 40 and not more than 240.

(3) Nothing in this section shall be construed as preventing a court which makes a community service order from making, in relation to the offence in respect of which the order is made, an order under any other enactment for—

(a) the revocation of any licence,

(b) the imposition of any disqualification or endorsement,

(c) the forfeiture, confiscation, seizure, restitution or disposal of any property, or

(d) the payment of compensation, costs or expenses.