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Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 48 – Power of search etc. on arrest

147.Section 48 makes clear that the powers described in section 47(2) which can be exercised by a constable in relation to a person after arrest and charge can also be exercised between a person’s arrest and the person being charged.

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