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DPP's right of appeal against sentence

S. 257(1) amended by No. 3/2016 s. 64(1).

    (1)     Subject to subsection (1A), the DPP may appeal to the County Court against a sentence imposed by the Magistrates' Court in a criminal proceeding conducted in accordance with Part 3.3 if satisfied that an appeal should be brought in the public interest.

S. 257(1A) inserted by No. 3/2016 s. 64(2), amended by No. 1/2022 s. 65.

    (1A)     If the Magistrates' Court was constituted by the Chief Magistrate who is a dual commission holder, the appeal is to be made to the Court of Appeal.


S. 257(2) amended by Nos 3/2016 s. 64(3), 1/2022 s. 65.

    (2)     The DPP must not bring a further appeal against a sentence imposed by the County Court or the Court of Appeal, as the case requires.

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