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CRIMES ACT 1900 - SECT 378

Summary conviction or dismissal bar to indictment

    (1)     A conviction on a charge disposed of summarily under section 374 or section 375 has the same effect as a conviction on indictment for the offence would have had and a person who is so convicted is not afterwards liable to prosecution for the same cause.

    (2)     The dismissal by the Magistrates Court of an information heard and determined by the court under section 374 or section 375 has the same effect as an acquittal of the person charged in a trial on indictment.



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