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Criminal Justice Act, 1984

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Number 22 of 1984


CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT, 1984


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1.

Commencement.

2.

Duration of certain sections.

3.

Interpretation.

Detention of Arrested Persons in Garda Síochána Custody in Certain Circumstances

4.

Detention after arrest.

5.

Access to solicitor and notification of detention.

6.

Powers of Garda Síochána in relation to detained person.

7.

Regulations regarding treatment of persons in custody.

8.

Destruction of records.

9.

Application to persons in custody under section 30 of Offences against the State Act, 1939.

10.

Rearrest.

Offences Committed while on Bail and other Offences

11.

Offences committed while on bail: consecutive sentences.

12.

Increase of aggregate term of imprisonment in certain cases.

13.

Failure to surrender to bail.

14.

Increase of penalties for certain firearms offences.

15.

Withholding information regarding firearms or ammunition.

16.

Withholding information regarding stolen property, etc.

17.

Maximum fine on summary conviction of certain indictable offences.

Inferences from Accused's Failure to Account for Certain Matters

18.

Inferences from failure, refusal to account for objects, marks, etc.

19.

Inferences from accused's presence at a particular place.

Trial Procedure

20.

Notice of alibi in trials on indictment.

21.

Proof by written statement.

22.

Proof by formal admission.

23.

Abolition of right of accused to make unsworn statement.

24.

Order of closing speeches.

25.

Majority verdicts.

Miscellaneous

26.

Proceedings after arrest.

27.

Electronic recording of questioning.

28.

Taking of fingerprints of person dealt with under Probation of Offenders Act, 1907, or convicted.

29.

Application of Act to courts-martial.

30.

Laying of regulations before Houses of Oireachtas.

31.

Expenses.

32.

Short title.


Acts Referred to

Children Act, 1908

1908, c. 67

Criminal Justice Act, 1951

1951, No. 2

Criminal Justice (Evidence) Act, 1924

1924, No. 37

Criminal Law Act, 1976

1976, No. 32

Criminal Law (Jurisdiction) Act, 1976

1976, No. 14

Criminal Procedure Act, 1865

1865, c. 18

Criminal Procedure Act, 1967

1967, No. 12

Explosive Substances Act, 1883

1883, c. 3

Firearms Act, 1925

1925, No. 17

Firearms Act, 1964

1964, No. 1

Firearms Acts, 1925 to 1971

Misuse of Drugs Act, 1977

1977, No. 12

Offences against the State Act, 1939

1939, No. 13

Probation of Offenders Act, 1907

1907, c. 17

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Number 22 of 1984


CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT, 1984


AN ACT TO AMEND CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE. [6th December, 1984]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: