72 Category 2 offences

(1)

This section applies to a proceeding for a category 2 offence.

(2)

The applicable procedure for trial is the Judge-alone trial procedure.

(3)

The level of trial court is the District Court unless an order is made under section 68 or 70 that the proceeding be tried in the High Court.

(4)

The place of trial is,—

(a)

if the trial court is the High Court, the High Court at the place nearest to the court that is dealing with the proceeding under subpart 3 of this Part:

(b)

if the trial court is the District Court, the court that is dealing with the proceeding under subpart 3 of this Part.

(5)

This section is subject to—

(a)

any order made under section 72 of the District Court Act 2016 or section 157 of this Act; and

Section 72(3): amended, on 1 March 2017, by section 261 of the District Court Act 2016 (2016 No 49).

Section 72(4)(b): amended, on 1 March 2017, by section 261 of the District Court Act 2016 (2016 No 49).

Section 72(5)(a): amended, on 1 March 2017, by section 261 of the District Court Act 2016 (2016 No 49).