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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.


      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


    2. Schedule 2


  9. Explanatory Note

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