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Summary Jurisdiction (Scotland) Act 1954

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Jurisdiction

    1. 1.Application of Act

    2. 2.Application of provisions of Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act, 1887

    3. 3.Jurisdiction of inferior courts of summary jurisdiction

    4. 4.Certain crimes not to be tried in inferior courts of summary jurisdiction

    5. 5.Remit to higher court or other jurisdiction

    6. 6.Boundaries of jurisdiction

    7. 7.Summary powers of sheriff

    8. 8.In certain cases sentence of six months' imprisonment competent

    9. 9.Trial of certain offences

  3. Procedure prior to trial

    1. 10.Chief constable may, in certain cases, accept bail

    2. 11.Appeal to High Court against refusal of bail in summary cases

    3. 12.Intimation to solicitor

    4. 13.Forms of procedure

    5. 14.Incidental applications

    6. 15.Complaint

    7. 16.Form of the charge in complaint

    8. 17.Orders of court on complaint

    9. 18.Citation

    10. 19.Apprehension of witness

    11. 20.Warrants of apprehension and search

    12. 21.Adjournment for inquiry, etc

    13. 22.Service of complaints, etc., in and outwith Scotland

    14. 23.Limitation of time for proceedings in statutory offences

    15. 24.Public prosecutor's power to recover penalties

    16. 25.Offences by companies, etc

  4. Procedure at trial

    1. 26.First diet, objections to complaint and pleas in absence of accused

    2. 27.Amendment of complaint

    3. 28.Plea of guilty

    4. 29.Plea of not guilty

    5. 30.Failure of accused to appear

    6. 31.Previous convictions

    7. 32.Alibi

    8. 33.Punishment of witnesses for contempt

    9. 34.Administration of oath to same witness in cases at same diet

    10. 35.Proof of official documents

    11. 36.Admissions by parties

    12. 37.Judges equally divided

    13. 38.Record

    14. 39.Proceedings written or printed

  5. Conviction and Sentence Fines

    1. 40.Power to mitigate penalties

    2. 41.Provisions as to fines

    3. 42.Time for payment of fine

    4. 43.Payment of fine by instalments

    5. 44.Transfer of jurisdiction as to person fined

    6. 45.Payment of fine in part by prisoner

  6. Imprisonment, etc

    1. 46.Detention in precincts of court

    2. 47.Police custody in lieu of imprisonment

    3. 48.Imprisonment in default of payment of fine

    4. 49.Period of imprisonment for non-payment of fine

    5. 50.Recovery by civil diligence

    6. 51.Caution and bail

    7. 52.Payment of fines

    8. 53.Expenses

    9. 54.Forfeiture of implements

    10. 55.Admonition

    11. 56.Forms of finding and sentence

    12. 57.Further provision as to sentence

    13. 58.Correction of errors

    14. 59.Extract sufficient warrant for imprisonment

    15. 60.Provision for court comprising more than one judge

    16. 61.Conviction of part only of charge

  7. Review

    1. 62.Appeal by stated case

    2. 63.Manner and time of appeal

    3. 64.Caution by appellant

    4. 65.Procedure where appellant in custody

    5. 66.Draft stated case to be prepared

    6. 67.Adjustment, signature and transmission to High Court of case

    7. 68.Abandonment of appeal

    8. 69.Record of procedure in appeal

    9. 70.Computation of time

    10. 71.Hearing of appeal

    11. 72.Consent by prosecutor to setting aside conviction

    12. 73.Convictions not to be quashed on certain grounds

    13. 74.Other modes of appeal

    14. 75.Actions of damages in respect of proceedings under this Act

    15. 76.Acts of Adjournal making rules, etc

    16. 77.Interpretation

    17. 78.Repeals and savings

    18. 79.Short title, commencement and extent

    1. First Schedule

      Provisions of Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act, 1887, as applied to Summary Procedure

    2. Second Schedule

      Forms of Procedure

    3. Third Schedule

      Table of Fees

    4. Fourth Schedule

      Enactments repealed

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