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Criminal Proceedings etc. (Reform) (Scotland) Act 2007

Section 29: Jury Citation

169.This section inserts new provisions into section 85 of the 1995 Act relating to the citation of jurors.

170.New subsection (4A) of section 85 provides that citation of a juror may be effected by electronic citation sent by or on behalf of the sheriff clerk by means of electronic communication to the home or business address of the juror.

171.New subsection (4B) of section 85 provides that citation of a juror under subsection (4A) is a legal citation if the sheriff clerk possesses a legible version of an electronic communication which is signed by electronic signature by the person who signed the citation, includes the citation and bears to have been sent to the home or business email address of the juror being cited.

172.New subsection (4C) provides a definition of ‘electronic citation’ for the purposes of subsection (4A).

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