Criminal Evidence Act 1992

Transfer of proceedings.

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17.In any proceedings for an offence F31 [ ] in any circuit or district court district in relation to which any of the provisions of sections 13 to 16 or section 29 is not in operation the court concerned may, if in its opinion it is desirable that evidence be given in the proceedings F32 [ through a live television link or by means of a videorecording or that a screen or other similar device be used in the giving of evidence ], by order transfer the proceedings to a circuit or district court district in relation to which those provisions are in operation and, where such an order is made, the jurisdiction of the court to which the proceedings have been transferred may be exercised—

( a) in the case of the Circuit Court, by the judge of the circuit concerned, and

( b) in the case of the District Court, by the judge of that court for the time being assigned to the district court district concerned.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F31

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

F32

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

Editorial Notes:

E22

Previous affecting provision: section amended by Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017 (2/2017), s. 38, not commenced; repealed (27.11.2017) by Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Act 2017 (28/2017), s. 6(b), S.I. No. 530 of 2017.