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

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Bail

    1. 1.Determination of questions of bail

    2. 2.Bail and bail conditions

    3. 3.Breach of bail conditions

    4. 4.Bail review and appeal

    5. 5.Attitude of prosecutor after conviction

    6. 6.Time for dealing with applications

  3. Part 2 Proceedings

    1. Police functions

      1. 7.Liberation on undertaking

    2. Summary procedure

      1. 8.Manner of citation

      2. 9.Procedure at first calling

      3. 10.Intimation of diets etc.

      4. 11.Pre-trial time limits

      5. 12.Disclosure of convictions

      6. 13.Complaints triable together

      7. 14.Proceedings in absence of accused

      8. 15.Failure of accused to appear

      9. 16.Obstructive witnesses

      10. 17.Prosecution of companies etc.

    3. Preparation for summary trial

      1. 18.Intermediate diets

      2. 19.Notice of defences

      3. 20.Proof of uncontroversial matters

      4. 21.Service of documents through solicitor etc.

    4. Transfer of summary cases

      1. 22.Transfer of proceedings

      2. 23.Time bar for transferred and related cases

    5. Other provisions

      1. 24.Reports about supervised persons

      2. 25.Summary appeal time limit

    6. Solemn cases

      1. 26.Pre-trial time limits

      2. 27.Obstructive witnesses

      3. 28.Proceedings against bodies corporate

      4. 29.Jury citation

      5. 30.Duty to seek agreement of evidence

      6. 31.Petition proceedings outwith sheriffdom

      7. 32.Failure of accused to appear

    7. Miscellaneous

      1. 33.Apprehension warrants

      2. 34.Participation in identification procedures

      3. 35.Evidence on commission

      4. 36.Victim notification scheme

      5. 37.Recovery of documents

      6. 38.Intimation of certain applications to the High Court

      7. 39.Refixing diets

      8. 40.Power of court to excuse procedural irregularities

    8. Electronic proceedings

      1. 41.Electronic proceedings

      2. 42.Further provision for summary cases

  4. Part 3 Penalties

    1. Sentencing powers

      1. 43.Common law offences

      2. 44.Particular statutory offences

      3. 45.Other statutory offences

      4. 46.JP court: power to increase penalties

      5. 47.Fine level

      6. 48.Prescribed sum

      7. 49.Compensation orders

    2. Penalties as alternative to prosecution

      1. 50.Fixed penalty and compensation offers

      2. 51.Work orders

      3. 52.Setting aside of offers and orders

      4. 53.Disclosure of previous offers

      5. 54.Time bar where offer made

    3. Enforcement of fines etc.

      1. 55.Fines enforcement officers and their functions

      2. 56.Recognition of EU financial penalties

    4. Breach of post-conviction orders

      1. 57.Probation and community service orders

      2. 58.Restriction of liberty orders

  5. Part 4 JP courts and JPs

    1. Establishing JP courts etc.

      1. 59.Establishing JP courts

      2. 60.Making provision for JP courts

      3. 61.Efficient disposal of business in JP courts

      4. 62.Area and territorial jurisdiction of JP courts

      5. 63.Constitution and powers etc. of JP courts

      6. 64.Abolition of district courts

      7. 65.Transfer of staff and property

      8. 66.Transitional arrangements for proceedings

    2. Appointment of JPs etc.

      1. 67.Appointment of JPs

      2. 68.Conditions of office

      3. 69.Training and appraisal of JPs

      4. 70.Reappointment of JPs

      5. 71.Removal of JPs

      6. 71A.Re-employment of former JPs

      7. 71B.Re-employment of former JPs: further provision

      8. 72.Disqualification of solicitors who are JPs

      9. 73.Disqualification where sequestration or bankruptcy

      10. 74.Appointment of stipendiary magistrates

      11. 74A.Exercise of functions by stipendiary magistrates

      12. 75.Stipendiary magistrates: further provision

      13. 76.Signing functions

      14. 77.Records and validity of appointment etc.

  6. Part 5 Inspection of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

    1. 78.Appointment of Inspector

    2. 79.The Inspector's functions

  7. Part 6 General

    1. 80.Modification of enactments

    2. 81.Orders

    3. 82.Ancillary provision

    4. 83.Interpretation

    5. 84.Commencement and short title


      Modification of enactments

      1. Sheriff Courts and Legal Officers (Scotland) Act 1927 (c. 35)

        1. 1.In section 5 (whole-time clerks) of the Sheriff Courts and...

      2. Public Records (Scotland) Act 1937 (c. 43)

        1. 2.(1) After section 2 (sheriff court records) of the Public...

      3. Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 (c. 49)

        1. 3.In section 27 (supervision and care of persons put on...

      4. Education (Scotland) Act 1980 (c. 44)

        1. 4.In the Education (Scotland) Act 1980— (a) in section 36(1)(a)...

      5. Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 (c. 47)

        1. 5.In the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986—

      6. Criminal Justice Act 1988 (c. 33)

        1. 6.(1) In section 133 (compensation for miscarriages of justice) of...

      7. Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (c. 53)

        1. 7.In the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988—

      8. Environmental Protection Act 1990 (c. 43)

        1. 8.In the Environmental Protection Act 1990— (a) in section 33A(12)...

      9. The 1995 Act

        1. 9.(1) In section 6 (district courts: area, constitution and prosecutor)...

        2. 10.In section 10 (crimes committed in different districts) of the...

        3. 11.After section 10 of the 1995 Act there is inserted—...

        4. 12.(1) In section 65 (prevention of delay in trials) of...

        5. 13.(1) In section 72F(1) and (4)(b) (engagement, dismissal and withdrawal...

        6. 14.In section 79 (preliminary pleas and preliminary issues) of the...

        7. 15.(1) In section 90A(10)(apprehension of witnesses in proceedings on indictment)...

        8. 16.(1) In section 107 (leave to appeal) of the 1995...

        9. 17.In section 135 (warrants for apprehension and search) of the...

        10. 18.(1) In section 177(3)(procedure where appellant in custody) of the...

        11. 19.In section 210A(10) (extended sentences for sex and violent offenders)...

        12. 20.(1) In section 211 (fines) of the 1995 Act—

        13. 21.In section 245J(5)(breach of certain orders: adjourning hearing and remanding...

        14. 22.In section 249 (compensation order against convicted person) of the...

        15. 23.In section 283 (evidence as to time and place of...

        16. 24.In section 292 (mode of trial of certain offences) of...

        17. 25.In section 307 (interpretation) of the 1995 Act, in subsection...

        18. 26.In the 1995 Act (in addition to the provisions amended...

      10. Bail, Judicial Appointments etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (asp 9)

        1. 27.In the Bail, Judicial Appointments etc. (Scotland) Act 2000—

      11. Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Act 2002 (asp 9)

        1. 28.In section 6 (accused to give notice of defence of...

      12. Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 (asp 4)

        1. 29.In schedule 2 (the specified authorities) to the Public Appointments...

      13. Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003 (asp 7)

        1. 30.In the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003—

      14. Dog Fouling (Scotland) Act 2003 (asp 12)

        1. 31.In section 9(3) of the Dog Fouling (Scotland) Act 2003,...

      15. Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004 (asp 8)

        1. 32.In the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004—

      16. Enactments generally: references to district court and justices

        1. 33.(1) Any reference in any enactment (apart from this Act)...

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