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Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 2003

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59Power of court in trial for an offence to convict of another

If, upon a trial for an offence under section 9, 16 or 20 of this Act, or any rule of law relating to reset, the court is satisfied that the accused is—

(a)not guilty of the offence charged; but

(b)guilty of another of those offences,

it may acquit the accused of the offence charged but find the accused guilty of the other offence and the accused shall then be liable to the punishment for that other offence.

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