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Written pleas

182 Written pleas

(1) An accused person served with a court attendance notice may lodge with the registrar a notice in writing that the accused person will plead guilty or not guilty to the offence or offences the subject of the court attendance notice concerned.
(2) The notice is to be in the form prescribed by the rules and, in the case of a guilty plea, may be accompanied by additional written material containing matters in mitigation of the offence.
(2A) Despite subsection (2), a notice in writing under this section is not required to be in the form prescribed by the rules if the written notice is accepted by the Local Court.
(3) An accused person who lodges a notice under this section with the registrar not later than 7 days before the date on which the person is required to first attend before the Local Court--
(a) is not required to attend the Court on that date, and
(b) is taken to have attended the Court on that date.
(4) This section does not apply to an accused person who has been granted or refused bail or in relation to whom bail has been dispensed with.

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