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Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003

Section 59 – Competence of the justice’s acting outwith jurisdiction

318.Section 59 inserts a new section 9A into the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 to provide that a justice may sign a warrant, judgement, interlocutor or other document relating to proceedings within that jurisdiction, while they are outwith their jurisdiction, as long as they are within Scotland.  A “justice” in this context will include any sheriff. This power will extend to processing of electronic warrants as  provided for by section 64A of this Act.

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