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Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 1012 hour limit: previous period

37.Where a person is held in custody on more than one occasion for the same or a related offence, section 10 provides that the 12 hour maximum period of custody (set out in section 9) is reduced by any earlier period during which the person was held in custody for that offence.

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