Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1997

Consent of Director of Public Prosecutions to summary disposal of certain offences.

8.—Section 2 of the Act of 1951 (amended by section 19 of the Act of 1967) is hereby amended by the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (2):

“(2) The District Court may try summarily a person charged with a scheduled offence 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 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 such offence.”.