Mandatory Sentences of Imprisonment in Common Law Jurisdictions: Some Representative Models

Appendix F

Northern Territory

Division 6A – Imprisonment for violent offences
78BA. Imprisonment for violent offences

  • (1) Where a court finds an offender guilty of a violent offence and the offender has one or more times before (whether prior to or after this section commencing) been found guilty of a violent offence, the court must record a conviction and must order that the offender serve –
    1. a term of actual imprisonment; or
    2. a term of imprisonment that is suspended by it partly but not wholly.
  • (2) Nothing in subsection (1) is to be taken to affect the power of a court to make any other order authorised by or under this or any other Act in addition to an order under subsection (1).

Division 6B – Imprisonment for sexual offences
78BB. Imprisonment for sexual offences

  • (1) Where a court finds an offender guilty of a sexual offence, the court must record a conviction and must order that the offender serve –
    1. a term of actual imprisonment; or
    2. a term of imprisonment that is suspended by it partly but not wholly.
  • (2) Nothing in subsection (1) is to be taken to affect the power of a court to make any other order authorised by or under this or any other Act in addition to an order under subsection (1).
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