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Service of summons

S. 175(1) amended by No. 68/2009 s. 51(zi).

    (1)     The DPP must serve a summons issued under section 174 by personal service on the accused in accordance with section 391 at least 14 days before the date specified in the summons.

    (2)     A summons served on the accused must be accompanied by—

        (a)     a copy of the indictment; and

        (b)     if applicable, a notice required by section 171(1); and

        (c)         in the case of a corporate accused, a notice stating that, if the accused does not appear in answer to the summons, the court may, in its absence—

              (i)     proceed with the trial; and

              (ii)     if applicable, proceed to hear and determine a summary offence under Division 1 of Part 5.8.

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