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CRIMES ACT 1900 - SECT 287

Power of judge to record verdict of acquittal

    (1)     If, on the trial of a person for an offence against this Act or any other territory law, the judge would have power to direct the jury to return a verdict of acquittal in respect of that offence, the judge may, instead of giving such a direction, make an order—

        (a)     discharging the jury from returning a verdict in respect of that offence; and

        (b)     recording a verdict of acquittal in respect of that offence.

    (2)     An order under subsection (1) shall, for all purposes, have the same effect as a verdict of acquittal returned by a jury.

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