Criminal Procedure Act, 1967

Offences under the laws of the Channel Islands.

38.—(1) This section applies in relation to the Channel Islands, namely, Jersey and the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

(2) For the purposes of Part III of the Extradition Act, 1965 , an offence punishable under the law of Jersey or of any part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey by death or by imprisonment for a maximum period of at least six months shall be treated as being an indictable offence and not also a summary offence if it is certified by the Attorney General for Jersey or Guernsey, as the case may be, that the offence is an indictable offence and that it is punishable by death or by such imprisonment.

(3) A certificate appearing to be given by the appropriate Attorney General may without further evidence—

(a) be accepted by the Commissioner of the Garda Síochána,

(b) be admitted in any proceedings, unless the court sees good reason to the contrary,

as evidence of the matters so certified.

(4) In this section “Attorney General” includes a person for the time being exercising the functions of that office.

(5) This section shall be construed as one with Part III of the Extradition Act 1965.