Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1935

Trial of certain offences summarily.

5.—(1) A Justice of the District Court shall have jurisdiction to try summarily any charge of an offence which is declared by any of the foregoing sections of this Act to be a misdemeanour where the offence charged is only an attempted carnal knowledge, and the Justice is of opinion that the facts proved against the person so charged constitute a minor offence fit to be tried summarily, and such person (inquiry having been made of him by the Justice) does not object to being so tried.

(2) Where an offence is tried summarily by a Justice of the District Court in exercise of the jurisdiction conferred by this section, the punishment inflicted by the Justice for such offence shall not exceed six months' imprisonment.