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SUPREME COURT (CRIMINAL PROCEDURE) RULES 2017 - REG 1A.03

How and when a document is filed in RedCrest

    (1)     Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), a document, including an indictment under section 159(1) of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009 , to be filed in the Court in accordance with this Order is to be submitted by an authorised person in RedCrest in—

        (a)     a pdf version; or

        (b)     any other form approved by the Judicial Registrar-Criminal Division or the Prothonotary.

    (2)     An indictment may be brought before a Judge of the Court or the Judicial Registrar-Criminal Division to be filed.

Note

See section 161 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009 in relation to direct indictments.

    (3)     The Court may order or the Judicial Registrar-Criminal Division or the Prothonotary may direct that a document be filed in any manner that the Court, the Judicial Registrar-Criminal Division or the Prothonotary considers appropriate.

    (4)     A document is taken to be filed—

        (a)     if it is submitted in RedCrest and sealed by the Judicial Registrar-Criminal Division or the Prothonotary, when it was first submitted in RedCrest for filing in accordance with paragraph (1);

        (b)     if, in accordance with paragraph (2), an indictment is accepted for filing by a Judge of the Court or the Judicial Registrar-Criminal Division, when it is sealed by an Associate of the Judge or by an Associate of the Judicial Registrar‑Criminal Division; or

        (c)     if, in accordance with paragraph (3), it is filed in accordance with a direction of a Judge of the Court, the Judicial Registrar-Criminal Division or the Prothonotary, when it is sealed.

    (5)     A document filed in a proceeding to which this Order applies is not open for inspection unless the Court, the Judicial Registrar-Criminal Division, the Prothonotary, or a Deputy Prothonotary so directs.

Rule 1A.04 inserted by S.R. No. 21/2019 rule 7.



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