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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.
(2) 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.
(4) The validity of the proceeding is not affected by a trial judge’s failure to comply with subsection (3) .



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