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Summary Jurisdiction (Scotland) Act 1954

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7Summary powers of sheriff

(1)The sheriff shall, without prejudice to any other or wider powers conferred by statute, have power on summarily convicting any person of a common law offence—

(a)to impose a fine not exceeding twenty-five pounds :

(b)to ordain the accused to find caution for good behaviour for any period not exceeding twelve months and to an amount not exceeding twenty-five pounds, such caution being either in lieu of or in addition to a fine or in addition to imprisonment as hereafter in this section mentioned:

(c)failing payment of such fine, or on failure to find such caution, to award imprisonment in accordance with section forty-nine of this Act:

(d)to award imprisonment, for any period not exceeding three months.

(2)The sheriff shall have a concurrent jurisdiction with every other court within his sheriffdom in regard to all offences competent for trial in such courts.

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