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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE ACT 1986 - SECT 183
Brief of evidence to be served on accused person where not guilty plea
183 Brief of evidence to be served on accused person where not guilty plea
(1) If an accused person pleads not guilty to an offence, the prosecutor must,
subject to section 187, serve or cause to be served on the accused person a
copy of the brief of evidence relating to the offence.
(2) The brief of
evidence is, unless the regulations otherwise provide, to consist of documents
regarding the evidence that the prosecutor intends to adduce in order to prove
the commission of the offence and is to include--
(a) written statements taken
from the persons the prosecutor intends to call to give evidence in
proceedings for the offence, and
(b) copies of any document or any other
thing, identified in such a written statement as a proposed exhibit.
copy of the brief of evidence is to be served at least 14 days before the
hearing of the evidence for the prosecution.
(4) The Magistrate may set a
later date for service with the consent of the accused person or if of the
opinion that the circumstances of the case require it.
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