This is a translation of the

Loi (1850) concernant le traitement de causes criminelles

(Chapter 08.060)

as in force on 1 January 2019


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Law (1850) concerning the hearing of criminal cases

ACT OF THE STATES confirmed by Order of her Majesty in Council of 12th December 1850

CONSIDERING that criminal cases may only be heard during Terms of the Royal Court when accused persons are not in prison, – which impedes the disposal of civil causes, and leads to delays which are often detrimental to the administration of Justice; the States, in order to remedy this, have ordered, subject to the sanction of Her Most Excellent Majesty in Council, that all cases brought by or in the name of the Attorney General may be heard in Term or in Vacation.

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