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The Juries (Northern Ireland) Order 1996


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Defaulting jurors

26.—(1) Where without reasonable excuse—

(a)any person duly summoned to attend on a jury does not attend in pursuance of the jury summons; or

(b)any person duly summoned to attend on a jury or any talesman—

(i)(whether or not Kt he is present) fails to appear after having

(ii)wilfully withdraws himself from the presence of the court after having appeared,

the court may impose on him a fine not exceeding £1,000.

(2) Section 35 of the [1945 c. 15 (N.I.)] Criminal Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 1945 (powers of Crown Court in relation to fines, etc.) shall apply to fines imposed under this Article by any court as it applies to fines imposed by the Crown Court.

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