The below amendment(s) have been made to this instrument which can be viewed by clicking on the link(s):
No13-S.I. No. 203 Of 2007: District Court (Criminal Justice Act 2006) Rules 2007
No13-S.I. No. 41 Of 2008: District Court (Criminal Justice Act 2007) Rules 2008
*1. Criminal proceedings shall be brought, heard and determined either—
(a) in the court area wherein the offence charged or, if more than one offence is stated to have been committed within a Judge's district, any one of such offences is stated to have been committed; or
(b) in the court area wherein the accused has been arrested, or
(c) in the court area wherein the accused resides, or
(d) in the court area specified by order made pursuant to the provisions of section 15 of the Courts Act, 1971.
2. Where the proceedings are in respect of indictable offences such proceedings may be dealt with in any court area within the Judge's district.
Summary proceedings where accused is in custody
3. Where the proceedings are in respect of summary offences and the accused is in custody and is unable to give bail for his or her appearance at a sitting of the Court such proceedings may be heard and determined in any court area within the Judge's district.
Power of Judge
4. Nothing in this Order shall limit the power of a Judge to adjourn a case from one court area to another, nor restrict any statutory power conferred upon or vested in a Judge to exercise his or her jurisdiction in any court area other than in one of those mentioned in this Order.
*Courts of Justice Act 1924 [s. 79] and District Court (Areas) Order, 1961.