ACT 197
REGISTRATION OF BUSINESSES ACT 1956 (REVISED - 1978)

PART III - MISCELLANEOUS



Section 14. Compounding of offences.


(1) The Registrar may compound any offence committed by any person under this Act or any rules made under this Act by making a written offer to the person to compound the offence upon payment by that person of a sum of money not exceeding fifty per centum of the amount of the maximum fine.

(2) An offer under subsection (1) may be made at any time after the offence has been committed but before any prosecution for it has been instituted.

(3) Where the amount specified in the offer is not paid within the time specified in the offer, or within such extended period as may be granted by the Registrar, prosecution for the offence may be instituted at any time after that against the person to whom the offer was made.

(4) Where an offence has been compounded under subsection (1), no prosecution shall be instituted after that in respect of the offence against the person to whom the offer to compound was made.

[Subs. Act A1119:s.15]


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