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Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 75 – Legal status of code of practice

180.Section 75 provides for the legal status of the code of practice. A court or tribunal in civil or criminal proceedings must take into account the code of practice (including, therefore, any breach of the code) when determining any questions arising in the proceedings to which the code is relevant.

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