Criminal Procedure Act, 1967


Preliminary Examination of Indictable Offences in the District Court


5.—(1) Where an accused person is before the District Court charged with an indictable offence then, unless the case is being tried summarily or the accused pleads guilty, the justice shall conduct a preliminary examination of the charge in accordance with the provisions of this Part.

(2) References in any enactment to the preliminary investigation of an indictable offence shall be construed as references to the procedure set out in this Part.