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Double Jeopardy (Scotland) Act 2011

Introduction

1.These Explanatory Notes have been prepared by the Scottish Government in order to assist the reader of the Act. They do not form part of the Act and have not been endorsed by the Scottish Parliament.

2.The Notes should be read in conjunction with the Act. They are not, and are not meant to be, a comprehensive description of the Act. So where a section or the schedule, or a part of a section or the schedule, does not seem to require any explanation or comment, none is given.

3.In these Notes—

  • “the 1995 Act” means the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (c.46); and

  • “the 2010 Act” means the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 13).

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