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Documents to be provided by police at first mention hearing

S. 53A(1) amended by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 41.5).

    (1)     This section applies if the informant is a police officer.

    (2)     At the first mention hearing, the informant must have the following documents available for provision to the accused or the legal practitioner representing the accused—

        (a)     a copy of the preliminary brief (if prepared);

        (b)     a copy of the full brief (if prepared);

        (c)     if neither a preliminary brief nor a full brief has been prepared—

              (i)     a copy of the charge-sheet in respect of the alleged offence; and

              (ii)     a statement of the alleged facts on which the charge is based; and

              (iii)     either—

    (A)     a copy of the criminal record of the accused that is available at the time of the first mention hearing; or

    (B)     a statement that the accused has no previous convictions or infringement convictions known at that time.

S. 53A(3) substituted by No. 55/2014 s. 116.

    (3)     This section does not apply to a proceeding for a traffic camera offence.

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