Search Legislation

Criminal Procedure Act 1865

What Version

 Help about what version

Advanced Features

 Help about advanced features

Opening Options

 Help about opening options

Changes to legislation:

There are currently no known outstanding effects for the Criminal Procedure Act 1865, Section 6. Help about Changes to Legislation

Close

Changes to Legislation

Revised legislation carried on this site may not be fully up to date. At the current time any known changes or effects made by subsequent legislation have been applied to the text of the legislation you are viewing by the editorial team. Please see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ for details regarding the timescales for which new effects are identified and recorded on this site.

6 Proof of previous conviction of witness may be given.E+W+N.I.

[F1(1)][F2If, upon a witness being lawfully] questioned as to whether he has been convicted of any felony or misdemeanor, F3. . . he either denies or does not admit the fact, or refuses to answer, it shall be lawful for the cross-examining party to prove such conviction; [F4and a certificate containing the substance and effect only (omitting the formal part) of the indictment and conviction for such offence, purporting to be signed by [F5the proper officer of the court where the offender was convicted] (for which certificate a fee of [F625 p] and no more shall be demanded or taken,) shall, upon proof of the identity of the person, be sufficient evidence of the said conviction, without proof of the signature or official character of the person appearing to have signed the same.]

[F7(2)In subsection (1) “proper officer” means—

(a)in relation to a magistrates’ court in England and Wales, the [F8designated officer] for the court; and

(b)in relation to any other court, the clerk of the court or other officer having the custody of the records of the court, or the deputy of such clerk or other officer.]

Annotations: Help about Annotation
Close

Annotations are used to give authority for changes and other effects on the legislation you are viewing and to convey editorial information. They appear at the foot of the relevant provision or under the associated heading. Annotations are categorised by annotation type, such as F-notes for textual amendments and I-notes for commencement information (a full list can be found in the Editorial Practice Guide). Each annotation is identified by a sequential reference number. For F-notes, M-notes and X-notes, the number also appears in bold superscript at the relevant location in the text. All annotations contain links to the affecting legislation.

Amendments (Textual)

F3Words in s. 6(1) repealed (15.12.2004 for E.W. and 3.4.2006 for N.I.) by Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44), ss. 331, 332, 336(3), Sch. 36 para. 79(b), Sch. 37 Pt. 5; The Criminal Justice (Evidence) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 (S.I 2004/1501), arts. 1, 46, Sch. 1 para. 1(b); Sch. 2; S.I. 2004/3033, art. 3(2)(b)(d)(e)(i); S.R. 2006/53, art. 2

F4Words from “and a certificate” onwards repealed in relation to criminal proceedings by Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (c. 60, SIF 95), s. 119, Sch. 7 Pt. IV

F6Words substituted by virtue of Decimal Currency Act 1969 (c. 19), s. 10(1)

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

See additional information alongside the content

Geographical Extent: Indicates the geographical area that this provision applies to. For further information see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.

Show Timeline of Changes: See how this legislation has or could change over time. Turning this feature on will show extra navigation options to go to these specific points in time. Return to the latest available version by using the controls above in the What Version box.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources