Jurisdiction of District Court presided over by 1 or more Justices

355 Jurisdiction of Justices

(1)

The District Court presided over by a Justice has jurisdiction in respect of an offence only if the enactment creating the offence or another enactment provides that jurisdiction may be exercised by a Justice.

(2)

The District Court presided over by 2 or more Justices has jurisdiction in respect of an offence if—

(a)

the enactment creating the offence or another enactment provides that jurisdiction may be exercised by a Justice or Justices:

(b)

the offence is an infringement offence.

(3)

The District Court presided over by a Justice or Justices does not have any jurisdiction in respect of an offence that is a continuing offence.

Compare: 1957 No 87 s 9A

Section 355(1): amended, on 1 March 2017, by section 261 of the District Court Act 2016 (2016 No 49).

Section 355(2): amended, on 1 March 2017, by section 261 of the District Court Act 2016 (2016 No 49).

Section 355(3): amended, on 1 March 2017, by section 261 of the District Court Act 2016 (2016 No 49).