(1) This section
applies if —
charge must be tried on indictment; or
under The Criminal Code section 5 or any other written law, the court has
decided that the charge, being an either way charge, is to be tried on
(2) The court must
the accused that he or she is not required to plead to the charge; and
the accused the opportunity to plead to the charge.
(3) If the accused
pleads guilty to the charge, the court, without convicting the accused, must
commit the accused for sentence to a superior court with jurisdiction to deal
with the charge, and comply with section 47(1).
(4) If the accused
enters any plea other than a plea of guilty or does not plead to the charge,
the court must adjourn the charge to a disclosure/committal hearing on a new
court date that allows a reasonable time for the prosecutor to comply with