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CRIMINAL CODE 1899 - SECT 559

Change of place of trial

559 Change of place of trial

(1) When a person has been committed for trial for an indictable offence at a court held at any place, whether the person has been granted bail or not, the Supreme Court or a judge thereof may, on the application of the Crown or of the accused person, and upon good cause shown order that the trial shall be held at some other place, either before the same court or before some other court of competent jurisdiction, at a time to be named in the order.
(2) When an indictment has been presented against any person in the Supreme Court, the court may, on the application of the Crown or the accused person, order that the trial shall be held at some place other than that named in the margin of the indictment and at a time to be named in the order.
(3) An application for a change of the place of trial for an indictable offence shall be granted if based upon the facts—
(a) that the accused person has been committed for trial for another indictable offence at a court held at any other place or that an indictment has been presented to a court held at any other place charging the accused person with another offence; and
(b) that the charge for the offence in respect of which the application is made and the charge for the offence referred to in paragraph (a) could have been joined in the same indictment, had the offences been committed at the same place;
unless good cause is shown for not granting the application.
(4) When an order is made under the provisions of this section, the consequences are the same in all respects, and with regard to all persons, as if the accused person had been committed for trial at the place named in the order and at the sittings named therein; and, if the person has been granted bail, the undertakings as to bail are to be deemed to be enlarged to that time and place accordingly.



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