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Criminal Law Act, 1997

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Number 14 of 1997


CRIMINAL LAW ACT, 1997


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1.

Commencement.

2.

Interpretation.

3.

Abolition of distinction between felony and misdemeanour.

4.

Arrest without warrant.

5.

Arrest on warrant or order of committal.

6.

Entry and search of premises to effect an arrest.

7.

Penalties for assisting offenders.

8.

Penalty for concealing offence.

9.

Trial of offences.

10.

Powers of dealing with offenders.

11.

Abolition of penal servitude, hard labour and prison divisions.

12.

Abolition of corporal punishment.

13.

Amendment of particular enactments.

14.

Amendment of Defence Act, 1954.

15.

Savings and other general provisions.

16.

Repeals.

17.

Short title.

FIRST SCHEDULE

Amendment of Particular Enactments

SECOND SCHEDULE

Amendment of Defence Act, 1954

THIRD SCHEDULE

Enactments Repealed


Acts Referred to

Accessories and Abettors Act, 1861

24 & 25 Vict., c.94

Carriers Act, 1830

11 Geo. 4 & 1 W. 4, c.68

Civil Rights of Convicts Act, 1828

9 Geo. 4, c. 32

Coinage Offences Act, 1861

24 & 25 Vict., c.99

County Dublin Grand Jury Act, 1844

7 & 8 Vict., c.106

Courts-Martial Appeals Act, 1983

1983, No. 19

Criminal Costs (Dublin) Act, 1815

55 Geo. 3, c.91

Criminal Evidence Act, 1710

9 Anne, c.6

Criminal Justice Act, 1951

1951, No. 2

Criminal Justice Act, 1960

1960, No. 27

Criminal Justice Act, 1990

1990, No. 16

Criminal Justice Administration Act, 1914

4 & 5 Geo. 5, c.58

Criminal Justice (Community Service) Act, 1983

1983, No. 23

Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1885

48 & 49 Vict., c. 69

Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1935

1935, No. 6

Criminal Law (Rape) (Amendment) Act, 1990

1990, No. 32

Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act, 1993

1993, No. 20

Criminal Law (Suicide) Act, 1993

1993, No. 11

Criminal Procedure Act, 1851

14 & 15 Vict., c.100

Criminal Procedure Act, 1865

28 & 29 Vict., c.18

Criminal Procedure Act, 1967

1967, No. 12

Debtors Act (Ireland), 1872

35 & 36 Vict., c.57

Defence Act, 1954

1954, No. 18

Defence Acts, 1954 to 1993

Electoral Act, 1992

1992, No. 23

Forcible Entry Act, 1786

26 Geo. 3, c.24

Forfeiture Act, 1870

33 & 34 Vict., c.23

Forgery Act, 1861

24 & 25 Vict., c.98

Forgery Act, 1913

3 & 4 Geo. 5, c.27

Garrotters Act, 1863

26 & 27 Vict., c.44

General Prisons (Ireland) Act, 1877

40 & 41 Vict., c.49

Grand Jury (Ireland) Act, 1836

6 & 7 Will. 4, c.116

Habeas Corpus Act, 1781

21 & 22 Geo. 3, c.11

Hard Labour Act, 1822

3 Geo. 4, c.114

Hard Labour (Ireland) Act, 1826

7 Geo. 4, c.9

Infant Felons Act, 1840

3 & 4 Vict., c.90

Larceny Act, 1861

24 & 25 Vict., c.96

Larceny Act, 1916

6 & 7 Geo. 5, c.50

Local Government Act, 1994

1994, No. 8

Malicious Damage Act, 1861

24 & 25 Vict., c.97

Merchant Shipping Act, 1894

57 & 58 Vict., c.60

Offences against the Person Act, 1861

24 & 25 Vict., c.100

Official Secrets Act, 1963

1963, No. 1

Penal Servitude Act, 1857

20 & 21 Vict., c. 3

Penal Servitude Act, 1864

27 & 28 Vict., c.47

Penal Servitude Act, 1891

54 & 55 Vict., c.69

Prevention of Corruption Act, 1906

6 Edw. 7, c.34

Prevention of Crime Act, 1879

42 & 43 Vict., c.55

Prevention of Crime Act, 1908

8 Edw. 7, c.59

Prevention of Crimes Act, 1871

34 & 35 Vict., c.112

Prevention of Crimes Amendment Act, 1876

39 & 40 Vict., c.23

Prevention of Offences Act, 1851

14 & 15 Vict., c.19

Prison Act, 1898

61 & 62 Vict., c.41

Prisons Acts, 1826 to 1980

Prisons (Ireland) Act, 1856

19 & 20 Vict., c.68

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925

1925, No. 11

Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act, 1889

52 & 53 Vict., c.69

Rescue Act, 1821

1 & 2 Geo. 4, c.88

Riot Act, 1787

27 Geo. 3, c.15

Slave Trade Act, 1824

5 Geo. 4, c.113

Slave Trade Act, 1843

6 & 7 Vict., c.98

South Australia Act, 1842

5 & 6 Vict., c.61

Statute of Limitations, 1957

1957, No. 6

Summary Jurisdiction Over Children (Ireland) Act, 1884

47 & 48 Vict., c.19

Sunday Observance Act, 1695

7 Will. 3, c.17

Town Police Clauses Act, 1847

10 & 11 Vict., c.89

Trials for Felony Act, 1836

6 & 7 Will. 4, c.114

Vagrancy Act, 1824

5 Geo. 4, c.83

Whipping Act, 1820

1 Geo. 4, c.57

Whipping Act, 1862

25 & 26 Vict., c. 18

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Number 14 of 1997


CRIMINAL LAW ACT, 1997


AN ACT TO ABOLISH ALL DISTINCTIONS BETWEEN FELONY AND MISDEMEANOUR AND TO AMEND AND SIMPLIFY THE LAW IN RESPECT OF MATTERS ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO ANY SUCH DISTINCTION, TO ABOLISH PENAL SERVITUDE, HARD LABOUR, PRISON DIVISIONS AND CORPORAL PUNISHMENT, AND TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN OTHER MATTERS CONNECTED WITH THE MATTERS AFORESAID. [22nd April, 1997]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: