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Criminal Justice Act 2006

The Minister said, "Serious gaps in our criminal law have been plugged by this new Act. Investigation and Prosecution of Offences Provision for the admissibility of witness statements in circumstances criminal justice act 2006 a witness recants and refuses to stand criminal justice act 2006 a previous statement; A new offence of reckless endangerment of children as recommended by the Ferns Report; New offences to deal with attacks against emergency workers with penalties up to 7 years imprisonment; New powers to be made available to the Garda Siochana including: Organised Crime and Drugs New definition of "criminal organisation" as a structured group composed of 3 or more persons acting in concert, established over a period of time and having as its main purpose or main activity the commission of or facilitation of a serious offence; New offences relating to participation in or assisting the activities of organised gangs; New offences relating to the importation of drugs in excess of Euro13, and the supply of drugs to prisons; Provisions to strengthen the existing sentencing provisions in relation to the 10 year mandatory minimum sentence for the possession of drugs for sale and supply and the application of the mandatory sentence to the new importation offence.

The provisions were introduced under section 41 and section 42 of Part 6 of the act. The prosecution has historically had the right to appeal decisions in the Magistrates' Courts on grounds of error of law or unreasonableness, and the right under the Criminal Justice Act to appeal an "unduly lenient sentence".

A "terminating ruling" is one which stops the case, or in the prosecution's view, so damages the prosecution case that the effect would be the same. Adverse evidentiary rulings on prosecution evidence can be appealed for certain serious offences before the start of the defence case.

These appeals are "interlocutory", in that they occur during the middle of the trial and stops the trial pending the outcome of the criminal justice act 2006. They differ in this respect from a defendant's appeal which can only be heard after conviction.

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Jury service[ edit ] The Act expanded substantially the number of people eligible for jury service, firstly by removing the various former grounds of ineligibility, and secondly by reducing the scope for people to avoid service when called up.

Only members of the Armed Forces whose criminal justice act 2006 officers certify that their absence would be prejudicial to the efficiency of the Service can be excused jury duty.


criminal justice act 2006 This has been controversial, as people now eligible for jury service who were previously ineligible include judges, lawyers and police officers.

A Crown Court judge commented: Complex fraud[ edit ] Section 43 of the Act sought to allow cases of serious or complex fraud to be tried without a jury if a judge criminal justice act 2006 satisfied that: This provision came into force on 24 July The case in question involved four men accused of an armed robbery at Heathrow Airport in February It was the fourth time the case had been tried, but this time in front of only a single judge.


It was the first juryless criminal trial held in England for over years. Double jeopardy The Act creates an exception criminal justice act 2006 the double jeopardy rule, by providing that an acquitted defendant may be tried a second time for a serious offence.

Authority to give permission may not be exercised generally by Crown Prosecutors typically employed lawyers of the Crown Prosecution Servicebut can be delegated.


There is a requirement for "new and compelling evidence", not adduced criminal justice act 2006 the original trial, to be found. A "public interest" test must also be satisfied, which includes an assessment of the prospect of a fair trial.

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The application is made to the Court of Appealwhich is the sole authority for quashing an acquittal and ordering a retrial. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available. Where legislation or a fragment of legislation criminal justice act 2006 referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected criminal justice act 2006 a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.