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Criminal Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 1945

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37Abolition of presumption of coercion of married woman by husband.N.I.

Any presumption of law that an offence committed by a wife in the presence of her husband is committed under the coercion of the husband is hereby abolished, but on a charge against a [F1spouse or civil partner] for any offence other than treason or murder it shall be a good defence to prove that the offence was committed in the presence of, and under the coercion of, the [F2other spouse or civil partner] .

N.I.Search warrants

38Power to issue search warrant in respect of offences under s.13 of Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1885.N.I.

If a resident magistrate or a justice of the peace is satisfied by information on oath that there is reasonable ground for suspecting that an offence under section thirteen of the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1885 M1 (which relates to summary proceedings against brothel keepers and others) has been, is being, or is about to be committed in any premises or place, he may grant a search warrant authorising any police officer or constable named therein to enter such premises or place at any time, if necessary by force, and to search the premises or place and to examine and seize any article found therein which he has reasonable ground for believing to be evidence of the commission of an offence.

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Ss. 39, 40 rep. by 1996 NI 6

Ss. 41‐43 rep. by 1965 c.8 (NI)

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