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Criminal Procedure (Legal Assistance, Detention and Appeals) (Scotland) Act 2010

Sections 1 and 3: transitionals and savings

Section 4 Sections 1 and 3: transitional and saving provision

20.Subsections (1) and (2) of this section provide that the rights contained within sections 1 and 3 apply to any person whose detention or arrest begins on or after the day on which the Act comes into force.

21.Subsections (3) and (4) provide that if the detention period began before the day on which the Act comes into force, the person will remain subject to sections 14 and 15 of the 1995 Act as they existed at the time detention began.

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