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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE ACT 2009 - SECT 49

Informant may place material on database

    (1)     This section applies if—

S. 49(1)(a) amended by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 41.5).

        (a)     the informant is a police officer or an officer of a prescribed agency; and

        (b)     the accused's legal practitioner is authorised by the Secretary to the Department of Justice to access electronically the information, documents and things referred to in section 43; and

        (c)     it is practicable to transmit electronically the information, documents and things that are required to be disclosed.

    (2)     Subject to this Division, the informant must place on the prescribed database a copy of—

        (a)     the preliminary brief, if any; and

        (b)     the full brief; and

        (c)     all additional information, documents and things, if any, requested by the accused under section 43; and

        (d)     all additional information, documents and things required to be disclosed under section 42.

    (3)     Placement of copies of material on the prescribed database under subsection (2) is deemed to be service for the purposes of this Division.

Note

Time limits provided in this Division for service of a preliminary brief, a full brief or particular information, documents or things still apply.

S. 49(4) amended by No. 6/2018 s. 68(Sch. 2 item 38.2).

    (4)     A statement by the informant in a copy of a preliminary brief placed on the prescribed database need not be sworn, affirmed or attested as required by section 38 if—

        (a)     the database technology does not permit placement of the copy in that form; and

        (b)     a physical copy of the preliminary brief complies with section 38.

S. 49(5) amended by No. 6/2018 s. 68(Sch. 2 item 38.3).

    (5)     An informant who places an unsworn, unaffirmed or unattested preliminary brief on the prescribed database must retain the physical copy of the preliminary brief that is sworn, affirmed or attested for a period of 12 months after the determination of the charge.

Note to s. 49(5) repealed by No. 68/2009 s. 9(h).

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Note to s. 49 inserted by No. 68/2009 s. 9(i).

Note

Section 414 provides for acknowledgment of false statements.

Division 3—Preliminary disclosure of case of accused



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