Criminal Justice Act 2011


Number 22 of 2011


CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT 2011

REVISED

Updated to 30 July 2018


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Criminal Justice Act 2011. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including Companies (Statutory Audits) Act 2018 (22/2018), enacted 25 July 2018, and all statutory instruments up to and including Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Act 2018 (Commencement) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 298 of 2018), made 26 July 2018, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

Disclaimer: While every care has been taken in the preparation of this Revised Act, the Law Reform Commission can assume no responsibility for and give no guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up to date nature of the information provided and does not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions. Please notify any errors, omissions and comments by email to

revisedacts@lawreform.ie.


Number 22 of 2011


CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT 2011

REVISED

Updated to 30 July 2018


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

This Act is not collectively cited with any other Act.

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations.

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1984, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Act 2018 (9/2018)

Criminal Justice Act 2017 (14/2017)

Criminal Justice (Offences Relating to Information Systems) Act 2017 (11/2017)

Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015)

Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014 (29/2014)

Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (14/2014)

All Acts up to and including Companies (Statutory Audits) Act 2018 (22/2018), enacted 25 July 2018, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Criminal Justice Act 2011 (Commencement) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 411 of 2011)

All statutory instruments up to and including Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Act 2018 (Commencement) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 298 of 2018), made 26 July 2018, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 22 of 2011


CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT 2011

REVISED

Updated to 30 July 2018



Acts Referred to

Bankruptcy Act 1988

1988, No. 27

Central Bank Act 1971

1971, No. 24

Central Bank Reform Act 2010

2010, No. 23

Companies (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1999

1999, No. 2

Companies (Amendment) Act 1986

1986, No. 25

Companies Act 1963

1963, No. 33

Companies Act 1990

1990, No. 33

Companies Acts

Consumer Credit Act 1995

1995, No. 24

Consumer Protection Act 2007

2007, No. 19

Criminal Damage Act 1991

1991, No. 31

Criminal Evidence Act 1992

1992, No. 12

Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996

1996, No. 10

Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence) Act 1990

1990, No. 34

Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009

2009, No. 28

Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010

2010, No. 6

Criminal Justice (Terrorist Offences) Act 2005

2005, No. 2

Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act 2001

2001, No. 50

Criminal Justice Act 1984

1984, No. 22

Criminal Justice Act 2006

2006, No. 26

Criminal Justice Act 2007

2007, No. 29

Criminal Law Act 1997

1997, No. 14

Debtors (Ireland) Act 1840

3 & 4 Vic., c. 105

Employment Permits Act 2006

2006, No. 16

Insurance Act 1989

1989, No. 3

Investment Funds, Companies and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2005

2005, No. 12

Investment Intermediaries Act 1995

1995, No. 11

Investment Limited Partnerships Act 1994

1994, No. 24

Investor Compensation Act 1998

1998, No. 37

Markets in Financial Instruments and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2007

2007, No. 37

National Asset Management Agency Act 2009

2009, No. 34

Offences against the State (Amendment) Act 1998

1998, No. 39

Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act 1851

14 & 15 Vic., c. 93

Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act 2001

2001, No. 27

Prevention of Corruption Act 1906

6 Edw. 7, c. 34

Protection of Employees (Employers’ Insolvency) Act 1984

1984, No. 21

Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act 2003

2003, No. 29

Registration of Title Act 1964

1964, No. 16

Trustee Savings Banks Act 1989

1989, No. 21

Unfair Dismissals Act 1977

1977, No. 10

Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2007

Unit Trusts Act 1990

1990, No. 37


Number 22 of 2011


CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT 2011

REVISED

Updated to 30 July 2018


AN ACT TO AMEND CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE RELATING TO THE INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION OF CERTAIN OFFENCES AND, FOR THAT PURPOSE, TO AMEND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT 1984 TO PROVIDE FOR THE SUSPENSION IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE DETENTION OF PERSONS DETAINED BY THE GARDA SÍOCHÁNA UNDER THAT ACT IN CONNECTION WITH THE INVESTIGATION OF SUCH OFFENCES; TO PROVIDE A POWER FOR JUDGES OF THE DISTRICT COURT TO ORDER PERSONS IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES TO PRODUCE DOCUMENTS OR PROVIDE INFORMATION OR BOTH FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE INVESTIGATION OF SUCH OFFENCES; TO AMEND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT 1984 TO MAKE FURTHER AND BETTER PROVISION FOR PERSONS DETAINED BY THE GARDA SÍOCHÁNA UNDER THAT ACT BETWEEN THE HOURS OF MIDNIGHT AND 8 A.M.; TO AMEND THAT ACT AND CERTAIN OTHER ENACTMENTS TO MAKE FURTHER AND BETTER PROVISION FOR CONSULTATION WITH A SOLICITOR BY PERSONS DETAINED BY THE GARDA SÍOCHÁNA UNDER THAT ACT AND THOSE ENACTMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE INVESTIGATION OF OFFENCES; TO PROVIDE FOR OFFENCES RELATING TO THE CONCEALMENT OF FACTS DISCLOSED BY DOCUMENTS AND THE WITHHOLDING OF INFORMATION IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS.

[2 nd August, 2011]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: