Criminal Procedure Act 2011

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187 Assumption of responsibility for Crown prosecutions by Solicitor-General


The Solicitor-General must assume responsibility for and conduct every Crown prosecution from the time or stage in the proceedings prescribed in regulations.


The Solicitor-General’s duty under subsection (1) may be performed by any Crown prosecutor.


The Solicitor-General may specify in any proceeding the Crown prosecutor who is to conduct the prosecution.


Subsection (2) is subject to subsection (3).


No Crown prosecution is invalid only because the Crown—


did not assume responsibility for a prosecution in accordance with regulations made under this Act; or


assumed responsibility for a prosecution for which it should not have assumed responsibility.

Section 187(5): inserted, on 1 July 2013, by section 11 of the Criminal Procedure Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 25).