Passports Act 2008

Summary trial of offences.

22.— (1) The District Court may try summarily a person charged with an offence under any paragraph of section 20 (1) if—

(a) the Court is of opinion that the facts proved or alleged constitute a minor offence fit to be tried summarily,

(b) the accused, on being informed by the Court of his or her right to be tried with a jury, does not object to being tried summarily, and

(c) the Director of Public Prosecutions consents to the accused being tried summarily for the offence.

(2) A person guilty of an offence under subsection (1) shall be liable to a fine not exceeding €5,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or both.