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Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995

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[F1234D Procedural matters relating to drug treatment and testing orders.S

(1)Before making a drug treatment and testing order, a court shall explain to the offender in ordinary language—

(a)the effect of the order and of the requirements proposed to be included in it;

(b)the consequences which may follow under section 234G of this Act or 42(4) of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003 (asp 7)(powers of drugs court)] if he fails to comply with any of those requirements;

(c)that the court has power under section 234E of this Act to vary or revoke the order on the application of either the offender or the supervising officer; and

(d)that the order will be periodically reviewed at intervals provided for in the order.

(2)Upon making a drug treatment and testing order the court shall—

(a)give, or send by registered post or the recorded delivery service, a copy of the order to the offender;

(b)send a copy of the order to the treatment provider;

(c)send a copy of the order to the chief social work officer of the local authority specified in the order in accordance with section 234C(6) of this Act; and

(d)where it is not the appropriate court, send a copy of the order (together with such documents and information relating to the case as are considered useful) to the clerk of the appropriate court.

(3)Where a copy of a drug treatment and testing order has under subsection (2)(a) been sent by registered post or by the recorded delivery service, an acknowledgment or certificate of delivery of a letter containing a copy order issued by the [F2postal operator] shall be sufficient evidence of the delivery of the letter on the day specified in such acknowledgement or certificate.

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F1S. 234D inserted (30.9.1998) by 1998 c. 37, s. 91; S.I. 1998/2327, art. 2(1)(s) (subject to arts. 5-8)

F2Words in s. 234D(3) substituted (26.3.2001) by S.I. 2001/1149, art. 3(1), Sch. 1 para. 104(5) (subject to art. 1(3))

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