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CRIMINAL CODE 1899 - SECT 552A

Charges of indictable offences that must be heard and decided summarily on prosecution election

552A Charges of indictable offences that must be heard and decided summarily on prosecution election

(1) This section applies to a charge before a Magistrates Court of any of the following indictable offences—
(a) an offence against any of the following provisions—
section 141
section 142
section 143
section 205A
section 340 ;
(b) any offence involving an assault, not being of a sexual nature or accompanied by an attempt to commit a crime, if the maximum term of imprisonment for which the defendant is liable is more than 3 years but not more than 5 years;
(c) the offence of counselling or procuring the commission of an offence mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b) ;
(d) the offence of attempting to commit an offence mentioned in paragraph (a) ;
(e) the offence of becoming an accessory after the fact to an offence mentioned in paragraph (a) .
(2) A charge to which this section applies must be heard and decided summarily if the prosecution elects to have the charge heard and decided summarily.
(3) This section is subject to section 552D .



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