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Summons or warrant to be accompanied by charge‑sheet and notice when served

A summons to answer to a charge issued under section 12 or 14 or a warrant to arrest issued under section 12, on service or execution on the accused, must be accompanied by—

        (a)     a copy of the charge-sheet; and

        (b)     a notice, in the form prescribed by the rules of court, containing—

        S. 13(b)(i) substituted by No. 68/2009 s. 4(b).

              (i)     if the charge is for an indictable offence that may not be heard and determined summarily or the charge-sheet contains a request for a committal proceeding, a summary of Part 4.4; and

        S. 13(b)(ii) inserted by No. 68/2009 s. 4(b).

              (ii)     if the charge is for any other indictable offence or a summary offence, a summary of Division 2 of Part 3.2; and

        S. 13(b)(ii) renumbered as s. 13(b)(iii) by No. 68/2009 s. 4(c).

              (iii)     advice that the accused should seek legal advice and that the accused has the right, if eligible, to legal aid under the Legal Aid Act 1978 ; and

        S. 13(b)(iii) renumbered as s. 13(b)(iv) by No. 68/2009 s. 4(d).

              (iv)     details of how to contact Victoria Legal Aid.

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