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When full brief must be served

S. 39(1) substituted by No. 30/2010 s. 58.

    (1)     The accused, by written notice to the informant, may request that a full brief be served.

S. 39(1A) inserted by No. 30/2010 s. 58.

    (1A)     A request under subsection (1) may be made—

S. 39(1A)(a) amended by No. 55/2014 s. 115.

        (a)     if a preliminary brief is served within 21 days after the day on which the charge-sheet is filed, at any time after a summary case conference is held; or

        (b)     in any other case, at any time after the criminal proceeding has commenced.

    (2)     If the accused gives a notice under subsection (1), the informant must serve a full brief on the accused at least 14 days before—

        (a)     the contest mention hearing; or

        (b)     if a contest mention hearing is not held, the summary hearing.

    (3)     The Magistrates' Court, by     order, may vary the date for service of a full brief to a specified date that is earlier or later than the date for service required by subsection (2).

    (4)     Nothing in this section prevents agreement between the informant and the accused to more limited disclosure than is required in a full brief.

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