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Magistrates' Courts (Criminal Justice (Children)) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1999

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Citation, Commencement and Interpretation, etc

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and interpretation

    2. 2.Revocation and transitional provisions

  3. Part II Proceedings in Criminal Matters

    1. A.

      General

      1. 3.Application of this Part

      2. 4.Right of parent or guardian to conduct case

      3. 5.Explanation of proceedings in simple language

      4. 6.Taking plea

      5. 7.Evidence in support of charge or application

      6. 8.Defendant to be told of right to give evidence and call witnesses

    2. B.

      Summary Trial of Indictable Offences

      1. 9.Procedure for summary trial of indictable offences

    3. C.

      Procedure after Finding

      1. 10.Procedure after finding against child

      2. 11.Duty of court to explain manner in which it proposes to deal with case and effect of order

      3. 12.Notice to be given where remand is extended for information under Article 31 of the Order

    4. D.

      Committal for Trial

      1. 13.Preliminary investigations or inquiries

    5. E.

      Election for Trial

      1. 14.Right to claim trial by jury for certain summary offences

  4. Part III Evidence-Television Links and Video Recording

    1. 15.Evidence through television link where witness will not give evidence otherwise through fear or is a child or is to be cross-examined after admission of video recording

    2. 16.Video recordings of testimony from a child

  5. Part IV Order Book

    1. 17.Separate Order Book for youth court

  6. Part V Miscellaneous

    1. 18.Summons to or warrant for arrest of parent or guardian

    2. 19.Payment of sum or part thereof where offender ordered to attend at an attendance centre in default of payment

    3. 20.Signing of attendance centre orders

    4. 21.Juvenile Justice Centre Order

    5. 22.Forms

  7. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      FORMS

        FORM 1

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Articles 14 and 15; Rule 18)

        MAGISTRATES' COURTS (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1981 (Article 20(1), (2) and (3); Rule 8)

        Summons to Child, or to Parent or Guardian or Both

        FORM 2

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 15; Rule 18)

        Summons for Attendance of Parent or Guardian of Child

        FORM 3

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 28)

        MAGISTRATES' COURTS (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1981 (Articles 20(3), (4) and (5), 25 and 129; Rules 14 and 143)

        Warrant for Arrest of Child

        FORM 4

        MAGISTRATES' COURTS (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1981 (Article 129; Rule 16)

        Bail Endorsement on Warrant of Arrest

        FORM 5

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 15; Rule 18)

        Warrant to Compel Attendance of Parent/Guardian

        FORM 6

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 15)

        Notice to Parent or Guardian

        FORM 7

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 13)

        Warrant of Commitment on Remand to Young Offenders Centre of child aged 15 or over

        FORM 8

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 13)

        Warrant of Commitment on Remand to Juvenile Justice Centre

        FORM 9

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 31)

        Warrant of Commitment where remand period for Obtaining Information Extended in Defendant’s Absence

        FORM 10

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 31; Rule 12)

        Notice of Extended Remand for Obtaining Information

        FORM 11

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 13)

        Warrant of commitment for trial of child aged 15 or over to Young Offenders Centre

        FORM 12

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 13)

        Warrant of Commitment for trial to Juvenile Justice Centre

        FORM 13

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 35)

        MAGISTRATES' COURTS (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1981 (Article 92(1)(b); Rules 14, 105 and 143)

        Warrant of Commitment of [Parent(s)] [Guardian] of Child: Non-payment of a Sum of Money

        FORM 14

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 48)

        MAGISTRATES' COURTS (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1981 (Article 92(1)(b); Rules 14, 105 and 143)

        Warrant of Commitment to Young Offenders Centre of child aged 16 in default

        FORM 15

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Articles 6 and 7)

        Recognizance (Constabulary) to appear before a [Youth] [Magistrates'] Court

        FORM 16

        CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS ACT (NORTHERN IRELAND) 1968 (Section 63)

        MAGISTRATES' COURTS (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1981 (Articles 47 and 135 to 138; Rule 150)

        Recognizance by child for appearance before Youth Court on Remand

        FORM 17

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 36(1))

        MAGISTRATES' COURTS (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1981 (Article 127)

        Recognizance by [Parent] [Guardian] for Good Behaviour of Child

        FORM 18

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 36(2))

        Recognizance by [Parent] [Guardian] for compliance by child with attendance centre order

        FORM 19

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 39; Rule 21)

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1996 (Articles 19 and 21)

        Juvenile Justice Centre Order

        FORM 20

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 41; Rule 21)

        Summons to Child for failure to comply with requirement(s) of Juvenile Justice Centre Order

        FORM 21

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 41; Rule 21)

        Warrant of arrest on failure to comply with requirement(s) of Juvenile Justice Centre Order

        FORM 22

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 41; Rule 21)

        [Warrant of commitment] [Order] on failure to comply with requirement(s) of Juvenile Justice Centre Order

        FORM 23

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 44)

        Order to revoke Juvenile Justice Centre Order on a subsequent conviction

        FORM 24

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 54; Rule 21)

        MAGISTRATES' COURTS (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1981 (Rule 14)

        Order for increase in Period of Detention in Juvenile Justice Centre made after Escape

        FORM 25

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 42(4); Rule 21)

        MAGISTRATES' COURTS (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1981 (Rule 8)

        Summons to Produce Child Ordered to be sent to Juvenile Justice Centre

        FORM 26

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 51(3); Schedule 2 paragraph 6)

        Order Transferring from Juvenile Justice Centre to Young Offenders Centre

        FORM 27

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 37; Rule 20)

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1996 (Articles 8, 9(1) and 9(2))

        Attendance Centre Order

        FORM 28

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 37; Rule 20)

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1996 (Schedule 2)

        Attendance Centre Order: Failure to Comply with Requirement of [Probation] [Community service] [Combination] Order

        FORM 29

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 37)

        MAGISTRATES' COURTS (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1981 (Rule 105)

        Attendance Centre Order: Non-Payment of a Sum of Money

        FORM 30

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 38(1)(5))

        Order to [Discharge] [Vary] an Attendance Centre Order

        FORM 31

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 38(4)(5))

        Order to Revoke an Attendance Centre Order on subsequent conviction

        FORM 32

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 38(2))

        Summons on Failure to Comply with Attendance Centre Order or on Breach of Attendance Centre Rules

        FORM 33

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 38(2))

        Warrant of Arrest on Failure to Comply with Attendance Centre Order or on Breach of Attendance Centre Rules

        FORM 34

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 38(2)(3) and (5))

        Order on Failure to Comply with Attendance Centre Order or on Breach of Attendance Centre Rules

        FORM 35

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 32(4))

        Certificate of Order of Youth Court

        FORM 36

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 32)

        MAGISTRATES' COURTS (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1981 (Rule 150)

        Recognizance by Child for Appearance before Youth Court to which case remitted

        FORM 37

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 32)

        Warrant of Commitment on Remittal of Case by Magistrates' Court to Youth Court

        FORM 38

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 32)

        Consent to Bail on Remand

        FORM 39

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 32)

        Order Remitting to Youth Court for trial

        FORM 40

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 29)

        MAGISTRATES' COURTS (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1981 (Rule 150)

        Recognizance by Child for Appearance before Youth Court to which case remitted for trial

        FORM 41

        CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CHILDREN) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1998 (Article 29)

        MAGISTRATES' COURTS (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1981 (Rules 14 and 143)

        Warrant of Commitment on Remittal of Case by Magistrates' Court to Youth Court for trial

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Rules Revoked

  8. Explanatory Note

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