Royal Arms Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996

1996 Chapter 25


 

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  Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996

1996 Chapter 25

 
 
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I
DISCLOSURE
Introduction
Section. 
1.Application of this Part.
2.General interpretation.

The main provisions
3.Primary disclosure by prosecutor.
4.Primary disclosure: further provisions.
5.Compulsory disclosure by accused.
6.Voluntary disclosure by accused.
7.Secondary disclosure by prosecutor.
8.Application by accused for disclosure.
9.Continuing duty of prosecutor to disclose.
10.Prosecutor's failure to observe time limits.
11.Faults in disclosure by accused.

Time limits
12.Time limits.
13.Time limits: transitional.

Public interest
14.Public interest: review for summary trials.
15.Public interest: review in other cases.
16.Applications: opportunity to be heard.

Confidentiality
17.Confidentiality of disclosed information.
18.Confidentiality: contravention.

Other provisions
19.Rules of court.
20.Other statutory rules as to disclosure.
21.Common law rules as to disclosure.

PART II
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS
22.Introduction.
23.Code of practice.
24.Examples of disclosure provisions.
25.Operation and revision of code.
26.Effect of code.
27.Common law rules as to criminal investigations.

PART III
PREPARATORY HEARINGS
Introduction
28.Introduction.

Preparatory hearings
29.Power to order preparatory hearing.
30.Start of trial and arraignment.
31.The preparatory hearing.
32.Orders before preparatory hearing.
33.Crown Court Rules.
34.Later stages of trial.

Appeals
35.Appeals to Court of Appeal.
36.Appeals to House of Lords.

Reporting restrictions
37.Restrictions on reporting.
38.Offences in connection with reporting.

PART IV
RULINGS
39.Meaning of pre-trial hearing.
40.Power to make rulings.
41.Restrictions on reporting.
42.Offences in connection with reporting.
43.Application of this Part.

PART V
COMMITTAL, TRANSFER, ETC.
44.Reinstatement of certain provisions.
45.Notices of transfer.
46.War crimes: abolition of transfer procedure.
47.Committal proceedings.

PART VI
MAGISTRATES' COURTS
48.Non-appearance of accused: issue of warrant.
49.Either way offences: accused's intention as to plea.
50.Enforcement of payment of fines.
51.Summons to witness and warrant for his arrest.
52.Remand.
53.Attachment of earnings.

PART VII
MISCELLANEOUS AND GENERAL
Tainted acquittals
54.Acquittals tainted by intimidation etc.
55.Conditions for making order.
56.Time limits for proceedings.
57.Tainted acquittals: supplementary.

Derogatory assertions
58.Orders in respect of certain assertions.
59.Restriction on reporting of assertions.
60.Reporting of assertions: offences.
61.Reporting of assertions: commencement and supplementary.

Evidence: special provisions
62.Television links and video recordings.
63.Road traffic and transport: provision of specimens.
64.Checks against fingerprints etc.

Witness orders and summonses
65.Abolition of witness orders.
66.Summons to witness to attend Crown Court.
67.Witness summons: securing attendance of witness.

Other miscellaneous provisions
68.Use of written statements and depositions at trial.
69.Proof by written statement.
70.Indemnification of justices and justices' clerks.
71.Meaning of preliminary stage of criminal proceedings.
72.Fraud.
73.Amendments to the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 19951995.
74.Alibi.

General
75.Time when alleged offence committed.
76.Power of magistrates' courts.
77.Orders and regulations.
78.Application to armed forces.
79.Extent.
80.Repeals.
81.Citation.
 

SCHEDULES:
    Schedule 1-Committal Proceedings.
    Part I-Magistrates' Courts Act 1980.
    Part II-Other Provisions.
    Part III-Commencement.
    Schedule 2-Statements and depositions.
    Schedule 3-Fraud.
    Schedule 4-Modifications for Northern Ireland.
    Schedule 5-Repeals.
 


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