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Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016

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21Person to be brought before court
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(1)Subsection (2) applies to a person when—

(a)the person is in police custody having been arrested under a warrant (other than a warrant granted under section 37(1)), or

(b)the person—

(i)is in police custody having been arrested without a warrant, and

(ii)since being arrested, the person has been charged with an offence by a constable.

(2)The person must be brought before a court (unless released from custody under section 25)—

(a)if practicable, before the end of the first day on which the court is sitting after the day on which this subsection began to apply to the person, or

(b)as soon as practicable after that.

(3)A person is deemed to be brought before a court in accordance with subsection (2) if the person appears before it by means of a live television link (by virtue of a determination by the court that the person is to do so by such means).

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