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Criminal Proceedings etc. (Reform) (Scotland) Act 2007

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  1. Introduction

    1. Part 1 - Bail

      1. Section 1 – Determination of questions of bail

        1. New Section 23B

        2. New Section 23C

        3. New Section 23D

      2. Section 2 – Bail and bail conditions

      3. Section 3 – Breach of bail conditions

      4. Section 4 – Bail review and appeal

      5. Section 5: Attitude of prosecutor after conviction

      6. Section 6 – Time for dealing with applications

    2. Part 2 - Proceedings

      1. Police functions

        1. Section 7: Liberation on undertaking

      2. Summary procedure

        1. Section 8: Manner of citation

        2. Section 9: Procedure at first calling

        3. Section 10: Intimation of diets etc.

        4. Section 11: Pre-trial time limits

        5. Section 12: Disclosure of convictions

      3. New section 166A

      4. New Section 166B

        1. Section 13: Complaints triable together

        2. Section 14: Proceedings in absence of accused

      5. Subsection (4) - new section 150A of the 1995 Act

        1. Section 15: Failure of accused to appear

        2. Section 16: Obstructive witnesses

      6. New section 156A

      7. New section 156B

      8. New section 156C

      9. New section 156D

        1. Section 17: Prosecution of companies etc.

      10. Preparation for summary trial

        1. Section 18: Intermediate diets

        2. Section 19: Notice of defences

      11. New Section 149B

        1. Section 20: Proof of uncontroversial matters

        2. Section 21: Service of documents through solicitor etc.

      12. New Section 148C

      13. New Section 148D

      14. Transfer of summary cases

        1. Section 22: Transfer of proceedings

      15. New section 137C

      16. New Section 137D

        1. Section 23: Time bar for transferred and related cases

      17. New Section 136A

      18. Other provisions

        1. Section 24: Reports about supervised persons

        2. Section 25: Summary appeal time limit

      19. Solemn cases

        1. Section 26: Pre-trial time limits

        2. Section 27: Obstructive witnesses

        3. Section 28: Proceedings against bodies corporate

        4. Section 29: Jury Citation

        5.  Section 30: Duty to seek agreement of evidence

        6. Section 31: Petition proceedings outwith sheriffdom

        7. Section 32: Failure of accused to appear.

          1. New section 102A

      20. Miscellaneous

        1. Section 33: Apprehension warrants

          1. New section 297A

        2. Section 34: Participation of accused in identification procedures

          1. New section 267B

        3. Section 35: Evidence on commission

        4. Section 36: Victim notification scheme

        5. Section 37: Recovery of documents

          1. New section 301A

        6. Section 38: Intimation to respondent of certain applications to the High Court

          1. New section 298A

        7. Section 39 : Refixing diets

          1. New sections 75B and 137ZA

        8. Section 40: Power of court to excuse procedural irregularities

          1. New section 300A

        9. Section 41: Electronic proceedings

      21. New section 303B – Electronic summary proceedings.

      22. New section 308A – Expressions relating to electronic complaints

        1. Section 42 – Further provision for summary cases.

    3. Part 3 – Penalties

      1. Sentencing powers

        1. Section 43: Common law offences

        2. Section 44: Particular statutory offences

        3. Section 45: Other statutory offences

        4. Section 46: JP court: power to increase penalties

        5. Section 47: Fine Level

        6. Section 48: Prescribed sum

        7. Section 49: Compensation orders

      2. Penalties as alternative to prosecution

        1. Section 50: Fixed penalty and compensation offers

      3. Conditional offers – changes to procedures etc

      4. New section 302A - compensation offer

      5. New section 302B – combined fixed penalty and compensation offer

      6. New section 302C – recall of fixed penalty or compensation offer

      7. Further provisions on enforcement

        1. Section 51: Work orders

          1. New section 303ZA – Work orders

        2. Section 52: Setting aside of offers and orders

          1. New section 303ZB – Setting aside of offers and orders

        3. Section 53: Disclosure of previous offers

        4. Section 54: Time bar where offer made

          1. New section 136B – time limits where fixed penalty offer etc. made

      8. Enforcement of fines etc.

        1. Section 55: Fines enforcement officers and their functions

      9. New Section 226A – Fines enforcement officers

      10. New Section 226B – Enforcement orders

      11. New Section 226C – Variation for further time to pay

      12. New Section 226D – Seizure of vehicles

      13. New Section 226E - Deduction from Benefits

      14. New Section 226F – Powers of Diligence

      15. New Section 226G – Reference of case to court

      16. New Section 226H – Review of actions of FEO

      17. New Section 226I - Enforcement of fines etc.: Interpretation

        1. Section 56: Recognition of EU financial penalties

      18. Breach of post-conviction orders

        1. Section 57: Probation and community service orders

        2. Section 58: Restriction of liberty orders

    4. Part 4 – Jp Courts and Jps

      1. Establishing JP courts etc.

        1. Section 59: Establishing JP courts

        2. Section 60: Making provision for JP courts

        3. Section 61: Administration of JP courts

        4. Section 62: Area and territorial jurisdiction of JP courts

        5. Section 63: Constitution and powers etc. of JP courts

        6. Section 64: Abolition of district courts

        7. Section 65: Transfer of staff and property

        8. Section 66: Transitional arrangements for proceedings

      2. Appointment of JPs etc.

        1. Section 67: Appointment of JPs

        2. Section 68: Conditions of office

        3. Section 69: Training and appraisal of JPs

        4. Section 70: Reappointment of JPs

        5. Section 71: Removal of JPs

        6. Section 72: Disqualification of solicitors who are JPs

        7. Section 73: Disqualification where sequestration or bankruptcy

        8. Section 74: Appointment of stipendiary magistrates

        9. Section 75: Stipendiary magistrates: further provision

        10. Section 76: Signing functions

        11. Section 77: Records and validity of appointment etc.

    5. Part 5 – Inspection of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

      1. Section 78: Appointment of Inspector

      2. Section 79: The Inspector’s functions

    6. Part 6 – General

      1. Section 80: Modification of enactments

      2. Section 81: Orders

      3. Section 82: Ancillary provision

      4. Section 83: Interpretation

      5. Section 84: Commencement and short title

    7. Schedule

      1. Modification of Enactments

        1. Sheriff Courts and Legal Officers (Scotland) Act 1927

        2. Public Records (Scotland) Act 1937

        3. Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968

        4. Education (Scotland) Act 1980

        5. Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986

        6. Criminal Justice Act 1988

        7. Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988

        8. Environmental Protection Act 1990

        9. Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995

        10. Bail, Judicial Appointments etc. (Scotland) Act 2000

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

        12. Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003

        13. Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003

        14. Dog Fouling (Scotland) Act 2003

        15. Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004

        16. Enactments generally: references to district courts and justices

  2. Parliamentary History

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