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Criminal Justice Act 2006

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Number 26 of 2006


CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT 2006


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART 1

Preliminary and General

Section

1. Short title and commencement.

2. Interpretation.

3. Regulations.

4. Expenses.

PART 2

Investigation of Offences

5. Designation of place as crime scene.

6. Search warrants in relation to arrestable offences.

7. Power to seize and retain evidence.

8. Arrestable offences.

9. Amendment of section 4 of Act of 1984.

10. Amendment of Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

11. Amendment of section 42 of Criminal Justice Act 1999.

12. Power of Garda Síochána to photograph arrested persons.

13. Amendment of Act of 1984.

14. Amendment of Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence) Act 1990.

PART 3

Admissibility of Certain Witness Statements

15. Definitions (Part 3).

16. Admissibility of certain witness statements.

17. Witness statements made to members of Garda Síochána.

18. Other witness statements.

19. Regulations concerning certain witness statements which are recorded.

20. Amendment of section 4E of Act of 1967.

PART 4

Appeals in Certain Criminal Proceedings

21. Reference of question of law to Supreme Court.

22. Decision of Court of Criminal Appeal final save on certificate of Court, Attorney General or Director of Public Prosecutions.

23. Amendment of section 2(2) of Criminal Justice Act 1993.

24. Appeal against order for costs.

PART 5

Amendment of Firearms Acts

25. Definitions (Part 5).

26. Amendment of section 1 of Principal Act.

27. Amendment of section 2 of Principal Act.

28. New section 2A in Principal Act.

29. New section 2B in Principal Act.

30. Substitution of section 3 of Principal Act.

31. New section 3A in Principal Act.

32. Substitution of section 4 of Principal Act.

33. New section 4A in Principal Act.

34. New section 4B in Principal Act.

35. Substitution of section 5 of Principal Act.

36. Amendment of section 6 of Principal Act.

37. Amendment of section 8 of Principal Act.

38. Amendment of section 9 of Principal Act.

39. Amendment of section 10 of Principal Act.

40. New section 10A in Principal Act.

41. Amendment of section 11 of Principal Act.

42. Substitution of section 15 of Principal Act.

43. New section 15A in Principal Act.

44. Amendment of section 17 of Principal Act.

45. Substitution of section 25 of Principal Act.

46. New section 25A of Principal Act.

47. New section 25B in Principal Act.

48. New section 25C in Principal Act.

49. New section 25D in Principal Act.

50. Substitution of section 27 of Principal Act.

51. New section 27A in Principal Act.

Amendment of Firearms Act 1964

52. Amendment of section 1 of Firearms Act 1964.

53. Substitution of section 9 of Firearms Act 1964.

54. Amendment of section 11 of Firearms Act 1964.

55. Amendment of section 13 of Firearms Act 1964.

56. Amendment of section 21 of Firearms Act 1964.

57. Substitution of section 26 of Firearms Act 1964.

58. Substitution of section 27 of Firearms Act 1964.

59. Substitution of section 27A of Firearms Act 1964.

60. Substitution of section 27B of Firearms Act 1964.

61. New section 27C in Firearms Act 1964.

Amendment of Criminal Justice Act 1984

62. Amendment of section 15 of Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Amendment of Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act 1990

63. Amendment of Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act 1990.

64. New section 8A of Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act 1990.

65. New section 12A in Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act 1990.

66. Amendment of section 1 of Firearms (Firearm Certificates for Non-Residents) Act 2000.

67. Amendment of section 2 of Firearms (Firearm Certificates for Non-Residents) Act 2000.

PART 6

Amendment of Explosives Act 1875

68. Substitution of section 80 of Explosives Act 1875.

69. Other amendments of Explosives Act 1875.

PART 7

Organised Crime

70. Interpretation (Part 7).

71. Offence of conspiracy.

72. Organised crime.

73. Commission of offence for criminal organisation.

74. Proceedings relating to offences committed outside State.

75. Evidence in proceedings under this Part.

76. Liability for offences by bodies corporate.

77. Double jeopardy.

78. Amendment of Act of 1967.

79. Amendment of Schedule to Bail Act 1997.

PART 8

Misuse of Drugs

80. Definition.

81. Amendment of section 15A of Act of 1977.

82. Importation of controlled drugs in excess of certain value.

83. Supply of controlled drugs into prisons and places of detention.

84. Amendment of section 27 of Act of 1977.

85. Amendment of section 29 of Act of 1977.

86. Amendment of section 3(1) of Criminal Justice Act 1994.

PART 9

Obligations of Drug Trafficking Offenders to Notify Certain Information

87. Definitions (Part 9).

88. Drug trafficking offences for purposes of this Part.

89. Persons subject to the requirements of this Part.

90. Period for which person is subject to requirements of this Part and related matters.

91. Supply of information to facilitate compliance with this Part.

92. Notification requirements.

93. Discharge from obligation to comply with requirements of this Part.

94. Offences in connection with notification requirements.

95. Application of this Part to persons convicted outside State.

96. Certificate as evidence of person’s being subject to requirements of this Part.

97. Proof of foreign conviction in certain cases.

PART 10

Sentencing

98. Definitions (Part 10).

99. Power to suspend sentence.

100. Imposition of fine and deferral of sentence.

101. Restriction on movement order.

102. Electronic monitoring of restriction on movement order.

103. Variation of restriction on movement order.

104. Provisions regarding more than one restriction on movement order.

105. Non-compliance with restriction on movement order.

106. Amendment of section 5 of Criminal Justice Act 1951.

107. Documentary evidence in relation to offenders.

108. Temporary release of prisoners.

109. Documentary evidence in relation to prisoners on temporary release.

110. Amendment of section 2(1) of Criminal Justice Act 1960.

111. Regulations regarding electronic monitoring devices.

112. Electronic monitoring.

PART 11

Civil Proceedings in Relation to Anti-Social Behaviour

113. Interpretation and application of this Part.

114. Behaviour warnings.

115. Civil orders.

116. Appeals against a civil order.

117. Offences.

118. Legal aid.

119. Regulations (legal aid).

PART 12

Amendment of Children Act 2001

120. Interpretation (Part 12).

121. Amendment of section 2 of Act of 2001.

122. Amendment of section 3 of Act of 2001.

123. Substitution of section 18 of Act of 2001.

124. Amendment of section 19 of Act of 2001.

125. Amendment of section 23 of Act of 2001.

126. Substitution of section 48 of Act of 2001.

127. Substitution of section 49 of Act of 2001.

128. Amendment of Title to Part 5 of Act of 2001.

129. Substitution of section 52 of Act of 2001.

130. Amendment of section 53 of Act of 2001.

131. Amendment of section 59 of Act of 2001.

132. New section 76A in Act of 2001.

133. New section 76B in Act of 2001.

134. New section 76C in Act of 2001.

135. Substitution of section 88 of Act of 2001.

136. Amendment of section 96 of Act of 2001.

137. Change in title of principal probation and welfare officer.

138. Amendment of section 91 of Act of 2001.

139. Substitution of section 93 of Act of 2001.

140. Amendment of section 136 of Act of 2001.

141. Substitution of section 149 of Act of 2001.

142. Amendment of section 155 of Act of 2001.

143. New section 156A in Act of 2001.

144. New section 156B in Act of 2001.

145. Amendment of section 157 of Act of 2001.

146. Substitution of section 159 of Act of 2001.

147. New section 159A in Act of 2001.

148. New section 159B in Act of 2001.

149. Amendment of section 161 of Act of 2001.

150. Amendment of section 165 of Act of 2001.

151. Substitution of section 185 of Act of 2001.

152. Substitution of section 186 of Act of 2001.

153. New section 186A in Act of 2001.

154. Substitution of section 198 of Act of 2001.

155. Amendment of section 215 of Act of 2001.

156. Amendment of section 227 of Act of 2001.

157. Amendment of section 230 of Act of 2001.

158. Minor and consequential amendments of Act of 2001.

PART 13

Anti-Social Behaviour by Children

159. New section 257A in Act of 2001.

160. New section 257B in Act of 2001.

161. New section 257C in Act of 2001.

162. New section 257D in Act of 2001.

163. New section 257E in Act of 2001.

164. New section 257F in Act of 2001.

165. New section 257G in Act of 2001.

166. New section 257H in Act of 2001.

PART 14

Criminal Law Codification Advisory Committee

167. Criminal Law Codification Advisory Committee.

168. Functions of Committee.

169. Membership of Committee.

170. Conditions of office of members of Committee.

171. Vacancies among members of Committee.

172. Meetings and procedure.

173. Programme of Work of Committee.

174. Funding of Committee.

175. Report of Committee.

PART 15

Miscellaneous

176. Reckless endangerment of children.

177. Restriction of section 10(4) of Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act 1851.

178. Amendment of Courts of Justice Act 1924.

179. Amendment of Courts (Supplemental Provisions) Act 1961.

180. Exercise of certain powers by judge of District Court outside district court district.

181. Anonymity of certain witnesses.

182. Information concerning property held in trust.

183. Possession of article intended for use in connection with certain offences.

184. Amendment of Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 1994.

185. Amendment of section 19 of Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 1994.

186. Amendment of section 1 of Criminal Justice (United Nations Convention Against Torture) Act 2000.

187. Amendment of Offences Against the State Act 1939.

188. Amendment of section 5 of Criminal Evidence Act 1992.

189. Amendment of section 16B(7) of Proceeds of Crime Act 1996.

190. Amendment of section 14 of Criminal Assets Bureau Act 1996.

191. Amendment of section 5 of Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act 2001.

192. Amendment of Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act 2001.

193. Amendment of section 25 of Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act 1851.

194. Execution of certain warrants.

195. Imprisonment or distress and sale of goods on conviction on indictment in default of payment of fine.

196. Amendment of section 6(2)(a) of Criminal Law Act 1976.

197. Amendment of section 13 of the Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006.

SCHEDULE 1

Increase of Certain Penalties under Firearms Acts 1925 to 2000

SCHEDULE 2

Increase in Certain Penalties under Explosives Act 1875

SCHEDULE 3

Offences for the purposes of restriction on movement orders

SCHEDULE 4

Minor and Consequential Amendments of Children Act 2001


Acts Referred to

Bail Act 1997

1997, No. 16

Child Care Act 1991

1991, No. 17

Children Act 1908

8 Edw. 7., c. 67

Children Act 2001

2001, No. 24

Courts (Supplemental Provisions) Act 1961

1961, No. 39

Courts of Justice Act 1924

1924, No. 10

Courts of Justice Act 1928

1928, No. 15

Criminal Assets Bureau Act 1996

1996, No. 31

Criminal Evidence Act 1992

1992, No. 12

Criminal Justice Act 1951

1951, No. 2

Criminal Justice Act 1960

1960, No. 27

Criminal Justice Act 1984

1984, No. 22

Criminal Justice Act 1993

1993, No. 6

Criminal Justice Act 1994

1994, No. 15

Criminal Justice Act 1999

1999, No. 10

Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996

1996, No. 29

Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence) Act 1990

1990, No. 34

Criminal Justice (Legal Aid) Act 1962

1962, No. 12

Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1997

1997, No. 4

Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 1994

1994, No. 2

Criminal Justice (Terrorist Offences) Act 2005

2005, No. 2

Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act 2001

2001, No. 50

Criminal Justice (United Nations Convention Against Torture) Act 2000

2000, No. 11

Criminal Law Act 1976

1976, No. 32

Criminal Law Act 1997

1997, No. 14

Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006

2006, No. 11

Criminal Law (Jurisdiction) Act 1976

1976, No. 14

Criminal Law (Rape) (Amendment) Act 1990

1990, No. 32

Criminal Procedure Act 1865

28 & 29 Vic., c. 18

Criminal Procedure Act 1967

1967, No. 12

Education Act 1998

1998, No. 51

European Arrest Warrant Act 2003

2003, No. 45

Explosives Act 1875

38 & 39 Vic., c. 17

Extradition Act 1965

1965, No. 17

Firearms Act 1925

1925, No. 17

Firearms Act 1964

1964, No. 1

Firearms Acts 1925 to 2000

Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act 1990

1990, No. 12

Firearms (Firearm Certificates for Non-Residents) Act 2000

2000, No. 20

Garda Síochána Act 2005

2005, No. 20

Harbours Act 1946

1946, No. 9

Health Acts 1947 to 2006

Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005

2005, No. 27

Immigration Act 2004

2004, No. 1

Local Government Act 2001

2001, No. 37

Mercantile Marine Act 1955

1955, No. 29

Misuse of Drugs Act 1977

1977, No. 12

Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997

1997, No. 26

Offences Against the State Act 1939

1939, No. 13

Offences Against the State Acts 1939 to 1998

Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act 1851

14 & 15 Vic., c. 93

Police (Property) Act 1897

60 & 61 Vic., c. 30

Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act 2001

2001, No. 27

Prevention of Corruption Acts 1889 to 2001

Prisons Act 1970

1970, No. 11

Prisons Acts 1826 to 1980

Proceeds of Crime Act 1996

1996, No. 30

Road Traffic Act 1961

1961, No. 24

Sex Offenders Act 2001

2001, No. 18

Statutory Declarations Act 1938

1938, No. 37

Vocational Education Act 1930

1930, No. 29

Wildlife Act 1976

1976, No. 39

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Number 26 of 2006


CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT 2006


AN ACT TO AMEND AND EXTEND THE POWERS OF THE GARDA SÍOCHÁNA IN RELATION TO THE INVESTIGATION OF OFFENCES; TO AMEND CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE IN OTHER RESPECTS, INCLUDING PROVISION FOR THE ADMISSIBILITY IN EVIDENCE OF CERTAIN WITNESS STATEMENTS, AN EXTENSION OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IN ANY CASE OR, IF HE OR SHE IS THE PROSECUTING AUTHORITY IN A TRIAL, THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS MAY REFER A QUESTION OF LAW TO THE SUPREME COURT FOR DETERMINATION OR TAKE AN APPEAL IN CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS, PROVISION FOR OFFENCES RELATING TO ORGANISED CRIME, AMENDMENTS TO THE MISUSE OF DRUGS ACT 1977, AN OBLIGATION, IN THE INTERESTS OF THE COMMON GOOD, ON PERSONS CONVICTED ON INDICTMENT OF CERTAIN DRUG TRAFFICKING OFFENCES TO NOTIFY CERTAIN INFORMATION TO THE GARDA SÍOCHÁNA, PROVISIONS IN RELATION TO SENTENCING, A RESTRICTION OF THE OFFENCES TO WHICH SECTION 10(4) OF THE PETTY SESSIONS (IRELAND) ACT 1851 APPLIES, AN AMENDMENT OF THE JURISDICTION OF THE DISTRICT COURT AND THE CIRCUIT COURT IN CRIMINAL MATTERS, THE IMPOSITION OF FIXED CHARGES IN RESPECT OF CERTAIN OFFENCES UNDER THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE (PUBLIC ORDER) ACT 1994 AND AN AMENDMENT OF THE PETTY SESSIONS (IRELAND) ACT 1851 RELATING TO THE ISSUE AND EXECUTION OF CERTAIN WARRANTS; TO AMEND THE FIREARMS ACTS 1925 TO 2000 AND THE EXPLOSIVES ACT 1875; TO MAKE PROVISION IN RELATION TO ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR BY ADULTS AND CHILDREN; TO AMEND THE CHILDREN ACT 2001; TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A BODY TO BE KNOWN AS AN COISTE COMHAIRLEACH UM CHÓDÚ AN DLÍ CHOIRIÚIL OR, IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AS, THE CRIMINAL LAW CODIFICATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS.

[16th July, 2006]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: