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

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25Summary appeal time limit

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(1)In section 180 (leave to appeal against conviction etc.) of the 1995 Act

(a)in subsection (3)—

(i)after the word “below” there is inserted “(and if that period is extended under subsection (4A) below before the period being extended expires, until the expiry of the period as so extended)”,

(ii)for the words “that subsection” there is substituted “subsection (4) below”,

(b)after subsection (4) there is inserted—

(4A)The High Court may, on cause shown, extend the period of 14 days mentioned in subsection (4) above, or that period as extended under this subsection, whether or not the period to be extended has expired (and if that period of 14 days has expired, whether or not it expired before section 25(1) of the Criminal Proceedings etc. (Reform) (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 6) came into force)..

(2)In section 186 (appeals against sentence only) of that Act, in subsection (5), for the words from the beginning to “may” there is substituted “The sheriff principal of the sheriffdom in which the judgment was pronounced may, on cause shown,”.

(3)In section 187 (leave to appeal against sentence) of that Act—

(a)in subsection (2)—

(i)after the word “below” there is inserted “(and if that period is extended under subsection (3A) below before the period being extended expires, until the expiry of the period as so extended)”,

(ii)for the words “that subsection” there is substituted “subsection (3) below”,

(b)after subsection (3) there is inserted—

(3A)The High Court may, on cause shown, extend the period of 14 days mentioned in subsection (3) above, or that period as extended under this subsection, whether or not the period to be extended has expired (and if that period of 14 days has expired, whether or not it expired before section 25(3) of the Criminal Proceedings etc. (Reform) (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 6) came into force)..

(4)In section 194 (computation of time) of that Act, in subsection (2), for the words from the beginning to “may” there is substituted “The sheriff principal of the sheriffdom in which the judgment was pronounced may, on cause shown,”.

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