Jurisdiction of District Court to conduct criminal proceedings

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

9 Jurisdiction of District Court to conduct criminal proceedings

(1)

Subject to subsections (2) and (3) and section 114(2), the District Court has jurisdiction to deal with a proceeding for any offence.

(2)

If, in accordance with section 72 or 73, the level of trial court for a proceeding in respect of a category 2 or 3 offence is the High Court, the District Court has jurisdiction over the proceeding only until the time that it is transferred to the High Court under section 75.

(3)

In a proceeding in respect of a category 4 offence, the District Court has jurisdiction to deal with the proceeding only until it is transferred to the High Court under section 36.

(4)

Any reference in this Act or any other enactment to the District Court, or to a court where that reference includes the District Court, or to a Judge of the District Court, must be read subject to Part 7.

(5)

Nothing in this section limits or affects Part 6.

Section 9 heading: amended, on 1 March 2017, by section 261 of the District Court Act 2016 (2016 No 49).

Section 9(1): amended, on 1 March 2017, by section 261 of the District Court Act 2016 (2016 No 49).

Section 9(2): amended, on 1 March 2017, by section 261 of the District Court Act 2016 (2016 No 49).

Section 9(3): amended, on 1 March 2017, by section 261 of the District Court Act 2016 (2016 No 49).

Section 9(4): amended, on 1 March 2017, by section 261 of the District Court Act 2016 (2016 No 49).