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CRIMINAL CODE 1899 - SECT 615C
Judge’s verdict and judgment
615C Judge’s verdict and judgment
(1) In a trial by a judge sitting without a jury—
(a) the judge may make any
findings and give any verdict that a jury could have made or given if the
trial had been before a jury; and
(b) any finding or verdict of the judge
has, for all purposes, the same effect as a finding or verdict of a jury.
Without limiting subsection (1) , chapter 67 applies with all necessary
changes in relation to a person to be tried, being tried, or tried by a judge
sitting without a jury in the same way as it applies to persons tried by a
judge sitting with a jury.
(3) The judgment of the judge in a trial by a
judge sitting without a jury must include the principles of law that he or she
has applied and the findings of fact on which he or she has relied.
validity of the proceeding is not affected by a trial judge’s failure to
comply with subsection (3) .
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