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Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2004

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Proceedings in the High Court

    1. Preliminary hearings

      1. 1.Preliminary hearings

      2. 2.Written record of state of preparation in certain cases

      3. 3.Appeals

      4. 4.Prohibition on accused conducting case in person in certain cases

    2. Continuation of trial diet

      1. 5.Continuation of trial diet

  3. Part 2 Solemn proceedings generally

    1. 6.Time limits

    2. 7.Citation

    3. 8.Engagement, dismissal and withdrawal of solicitor representing accused

    4. 9.Procedure where trial diet does not proceed

    5. 10.Trial in absence of accused

    6. 11.Obstructive witnesses

    7. 12.Service etc. on accused through a solicitor

    8. 13.Preliminary pleas and preliminary issues

    9. 14.Objections to admissibility of evidence raised without due notice

    10. 15.Alteration of diets

    11. 16.Uncontroversial evidence

  4. Part 3 Bail

    1. 17.Bail conditions: remote monitoring of restrictions on movements

    2. 18.Bail review: rights of prosecutor to be heard etc.

  5. Part 4 Miscellaneous and general

    1. Miscellaneous

      1. 19.First diet in sheriff court solemn proceedings: witnesses and bail

      2. 20.Sentence following guilty plea

      3. 21.Increase in extended sentence which may be passed by sheriff court in certain cases

      4. 22.Citation of witnesses for precognition

      5. 23.Admissibility of prior statements of witnesses

      6. 24.Protection of Children (Scotland) Act 2003: references following conviction

    2. General

      1. 25.Further modifications of the 1995 Act

      2. 26.Ancillary provision

      3. 27.Commencement and short title

    1. SCHEDULE

      Further modifications of the 1995 Act

      1. 1.The 1995 Act is amended as follows.

      2. 2.In section 2 (fixing of High Court sittings)—

      3. 3.In section 17A(1) (right of person accused of sexual offence...

      4. 4.In section 23A (bail and liberation where person already in...

      5. 5.In section 24 (bail and bail conditions)—

      6. 6.In section 25 (bail conditions: supplementary), after subsection (3) insert—...

      7. 7.After section 25 insert— Failure to accept conditions of bail...

      8. 8.In section 27 (breach of bail conditions: offences)—

      9. 9.In section 28 (breach of bail conditions: arrest of offender...

      10. 10.In section 31 (bail review on prosecutor’s application), after subsection...

      11. 11.In section 32 (bail appeal)— (a) after subsection (2) insert—...

      12. 12.In section 35(4A) (right of person accused of sexual offence...

      13. 13.In section 54 (insanity in bar of trial), in subsection...

      14. 14.In section 56 (examination of facts: supplementary provisions)—

      15. 15.In section 66 (service and lodging of indictment etc.)—

      16. 16.In section 67 (witnesses)— (a) in subsection (3)—

      17. 17.Section 67A is repealed.

      18. 18.In section 68 (productions)— (a) in subsection (3)—

      19. 19.In section 69 (intimation of objection to any conviction specified...

      20. 20.In section 71 (first diet)— (a) in subsection (2), for...

      21. 21.Section 71A is repealed.

      22. 22.In section 74 (appeals in connection with preliminary diets), in...

      23. 23.In section 75(computation of certain periods), “72” is repealed.

      24. 24.In section 76 (procedure where accused desires to plead guilty),...

      25. 25.In section 78 (special defences, incrimination and notice of witnesses...

      26. 26.Section 80(alteration and postponement of trial diet) is repealed.

      27. 27.In section 82 (desertion or postponement where accused in custody)—...

      28. 28.In section 83 (transfer of sheriff court solemn proceedings)—

      29. 29.In section 84 (juries: returns of jurors and preparations of...

      30. 30.In section 85 (juries: citation and attendance of jurors)—

      31. 31.In section 87 (non-availability of judge)— (a) in subsection (1)(a)—...

      32. 32.In section 119 (provision where High Court authorises new prosecution),...

      33. 33.In section 140 (citation in summary proceedings), in subsection (1),...

      34. 34.In section 156 (apprehension of witnesses), in each of subsections...

      35. 35.In section 245A (restriction of liberty orders), in subsection (6)—...

      36. 36.In section 245C (remote monitoring), in subsection (2)—

      37. 37.In section 245E (variation of restriction of liberty order)—

      38. 38.In section 255 (special capacity), in paragraph (a), for the...

      39. 39.In section 255A (proof of age), in paragraph (a), for...

      40. 40.In section 257 (duty to seek agreement of evidence), after...

      41. 41.In section 258 (uncontroversial evidence)— (a) in subsection (2), for...

      42. 42.In section 259 (exceptions to the rule that hearsay evidence...

      43. 43.In section 271A (special measures for child witnesses)—

      44. 44.In section 271C (special measures for vulnerable witnesses other than...

      45. 45.In section 275B (provisions supplementary to sections 275 and 275A),...

      46. 46.In section 277(2) (transcript of police interview sufficient evidence)—

      47. 47.In section 278 (record of proceedings at examination as evidence),...

      48. 48.In section 280(6)(a) (routine evidence), after “before” insert—

      49. 49.In section 281 (routine evidence: autopsy and forensic science reports)—...

      50. 50.In section 281A (routine evidence: reports of identification prior to...

      51. 51.In section 282 (evidence as to controlled drugs and medicinal...

      52. 52.In section 283 (evidence as to time and place of...

      53. 53.In section 284 (evidence in relation to fingerprints)—

      54. 54.In section 286 (previous convictions: proof in support of substantive...

      55. 55.In section 288C (prohibition of personal conduct of defence in...

      56. 56.In section 288D (appointment of solicitor by court in cases...

      57. 57.In section 307(1) (interpretation), insert at the appropriate place the...

      58. 58.In Schedule 9, in column 1, in the entry relating...

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