Commencement of proceedings

135 Commencing proceedings, and jurisdiction, for offences

(1)

[Repealed]

(1A)

Proceedings for an offence against Part 6A or 6B must be commenced by the Agency or an enforcement officer.

(1B)

In the absence of proof to the contrary, it is presumed that proceedings for an offence against Part 6A or 6B have been commenced by a person authorised to do so under subsection (1A).

(2)

The District Court presided over by 2 or more Justices of the Peace or 1 or more Community Magistrates has jurisdiction in respect of any category 1 offence under Part 5 or Part 6, or under any regulations made under this Act (other than regulations relating to heavy motor vehicles).

Compare: 1962 No 135 s 194

Section 135 heading: replaced, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

Section 135(1): repealed, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

Section 135(1A): replaced, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

Section 135(1B): replaced, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

Section 135(2): amended, on 1 March 2017, by section 261 of the District Court Act 2016 (2016 No 49).

Section 135(2): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).