Criminal Evidence Act 1992

Evidence through television link.

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13. (1) In any proceedings F10 [ (including proceedings under section 4E or 4F of the Criminal Procedure Act, 1967 ) ] for F11 [ a relevant offence ] a person other than the accused may give evidence, whether from within or outside the State, through a live television link—

( a) if the person is under F12 [ 18 years ] of age, unless the court sees good reason to the contrary,

( b) in any other case, with the leave of the court.

F13 [ (1A) In any proceedings (including proceedings under section 4E or 4F of the Criminal Procedure Act 1967 ) relating to an offence, other than a relevant offence, a court may, subject to section 14AA , grant leave for a victim of the offence to give evidence, whether from within or outside the State, through a live television link. ]

(2) Evidence given under subsection (1) F13 [ or (1A) ] shall be videorecorded.

(3) F14 [ ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F10

Inserted (1.10.2001) by Criminal Justice Act 1999 (10/1999), s. 18(3), S.I. No. 193 of 2001.

F11

Substituted (30.05.2018) by Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Act 2017 (28/2017), s. 30(b)(i), S.I. No. 173 of 2018.

F12

Substituted (1.05.2002) by Children Act 2001 (24/2001), s. 257(3), S.I. No. 151 of 2002.

F13

Inserted (30.05.2018) by Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Act 2017 (28/2017), s. 30(b)(ii), (iii), S.I. No. 173 of 2018. The commencement of the insertion of subs. (1A) relates only to certain courts listed in the commencement SI: the Central Criminal Court, the Circuit Court, the Dublin Metropolitan District of the District Court, and the District Courts sitting in District Nos. 1-3, 5-10, 12, 13, 15, 19, 22-25.

F14

Deleted (30.05.2018) by Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017 (2/2017), s. 35, S.I. No. 172 of 2018.