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ACT OF ADJOURNAL (SERVICE OF DOCUMENTS ON ACCUSED PERSONS) 1987

UK Statutory Instruments

Version as made

1987 No. 1328 (S.92)


  • Version as made

Introductory Text

Statutory Instruments

1987 No. 1328 (S.92)

HIGH COURT OF JUSTICIARY, SCOTLAND

SHERIFF COURT, SCOTLAND

Act of Adjournal (Service of Documents on Accused Persons) 1987

Made

23rd July 1987

Coming into force

17th August 1987

The Lord Justice General Lord Justice Clerk and Lords Commissioners of Justiciary, under and by virtue of the powers conferred on them by section 282 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975((1)) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, do hereby enact and declare:—

Citation and commencement

1.—(1)  This Act of Adjournal may be cited as the Act of Adjournal (Service of Documents on Accused Persons) 1987 and shall come into force on 17th August 1987.

(2)  This Act of Adjournal shall be inserted in the Books of Adjournal. Service of indictment and other documents on accused persons
2.—(1)  This paragraph applies to the service of any document on an accused person under section 71 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975((2 ) ) (manner of service of indictment, etc.).

(2)  Service shall be effected by an officer of law by—
(a) delivering the document to the accused personally;
(b) leaving the document in the hands of a member of the family of the accused or other occupier or employee at the proper domicile of citation of the accused;
(c) affixing the document to the door of, or depositing it in, the proper domicile of citation of the accused; or
(d) where the officer of law serving the document has reasonable grounds for believing that an accused, for whom no proper domicile of citation has been specified, is residing at a particular place but is unavailable—
(i) leaving the document in the hands of a member of the family of the accused or other occupier or employee at that place; or
(ii) affixing the document to the door of, or depositing it in, that place. EmslieLord Justice General I.P.D. Edinburgh23rd July 1987
Explanatory Note (This note is not part of the Act of Adjournal) This Act of Adjournal provides for the manner in which service of documents on accused persons in solemn criminal proceedings in the High Court of Justiciary and the Sheriff Court is to be made under section 71 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975. (1) 1975 c. 21 ; section 282 was amended by the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 1980 (c. 62) , Schedule 7, paragraph 47. (2) Section 71 was amended by the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 1980, Schedule 7, paragraph 27.