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Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Act 2002

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Prohibition of personal conduct of defence by alleged sex offender

    1. 1. Prohibition of personal conduct of defence in cases of certain sexual offences

    2. 2. Appointment of solicitor by court in such cases and availability of legal aid

    3. 3. Notice to accused about effect of sections 288C and 288D of 1995 Act and special pre-trial court procedures

  3. Prohibition on alleged sex offender personally precognoscing complainer

    1. 4. Precognition on oath by person accused of sexual offence

    2. 5. Addition to standard bail conditions

  4. Notice of defence of consent

    1. 6. Accused to give notice of defence of consent

  5. Restrictions on evidence

    1. 7. Restrictions on evidence relating to sexual offences

    2. 8. Exception to restrictions under section 274 of 1995 Act

    3. 9. Repeal

  6. Disclosure of accused’s convictions

    1. 10. Disclosure of accused’s previous convictions where court allows questioning or evidence under section 275 of 1995 Act

  7. General

    1. 11. Short title and commencement

    1. SCHEDULE

      Notice to accused about effect of sections 288C and 288D of 1995 Act and special pre-trial procedures: amendment of 1995 Act

      1. 1.General

      2. 2.Notice of restriction on conduct of defence: arrest

      3. 3.Notice of restriction on conduct of defence: judicial examination

      4. 4.Notice of restriction on conduct of defence: citation and service of indictment

      5. 5.Procedure on indictment in sheriff court

      6. 6.After section 71 there is inserted— Further pre-trial diet: dismissal...

      7. 7.Pre-trial High Court diet: inquiry about legal representation of accused in cases of sexual offences

      8. 8.Notice of restriction on conduct of defence: citation and complaint

      9. 9.Notice of restriction on conduct of defence: first calling in summary prosecution

      10. 10.Notice of restriction on conduct of defence: copy complaint

      11. 11.Summary procedure: interim diet: inquiry about legal representation of accused in cases of sexual offences

      12. 12.In subsection (3A) (which provides that the grant of a...

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