Criminal Offences (Jersey) Law 2009

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Criminal Offences (Jersey) Law 2009

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Criminal Offences (Jersey) Law 2009

A LAW to codify and reform the law relating to statutory offences.

Commencement [see endnotes]

1        Offence to aid, abet, counsel, procure, conspire, attempt or incite the commission of a statutory offence

(1)     A person who –

(a)     aids, abets, counsels or procures the commission of a statutory offence; or

(b)     conspires, attempts or incites another to commit a statutory offence,

is guilty of an offence and is liable to the same penalty as a person would be for the statutory offence.

(2)     A person alleged to have committed an offence by virtue of paragraph (1) shall be triable in the same manner as a person would be tried for the statutory offence.

(3)     This Article does not affect proceedings for an alleged offence at customary law –

(a)     of aiding, abetting, counselling or procuring the commission of a statutory offence; or

(b)     of conspiring, attempting or inciting another to commit a statutory offence,

arising out of an act done by a person before the commencement of this Law.

(4)     However, the person is triable in the same manner as a person would be tried for the statutory offence.

2        Statutory offences by bodies corporate and limited liability partnerships

(1)     This Article applies if a statutory offence committed by a body corporate or by a limited liability partnership is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of, or to be attributable to neglect on the part of –

(a)     a person who is a director, manager, secretary or other similar officer of the body corporate, or a partner of the partnership; or

(b)     a person purporting to act in any such capacity.

(2)     The person –

(a)     is also be guilty of the offence; and

(b)     is liable in the same manner as the body corporate or the partnership to the penalty provided for the offence.

(3)     If the affairs of a body corporate are managed by its members, this Article applies in relation to acts and defaults of a member in connection with the member’s functions of management as if the member were a director of the body corporate.

3        Citation

This Law may be cited as the Criminal Offences (Jersey) Law 2009.


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Criminal Offences (Jersey) Law 2009


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