Sea Pollution Act 1991

Indictment of body corporate.

32

32. (1) A body corporate may be sent forward, with or without recognisances, for trial, on indictment, for an offence under this Act.

(2) On arraignment before the Central Criminal Court or the Circuit Court, the body corporate may enter in writing by its representative a plea of guilty or, as the case may be, not guilty, and, if it does not appear by a representative appointed by it for the purpose, or, though it does so appear, fails to enter any plea, the court shall order a plea of not guilty to be entered and the trial shall proceed as though the body corporate had duly entered that plea.

(3) A statement in writing purporting to be signed by the secretary of the body corporate to the effect that the person named in the statement has been appointed as the representative of the body for the purposes of this section shall be admissible without further proof as evidence that the person has been so appointed.

(4) Any summons or document required to be served for the purpose, or in the course, of proceedings for an offence under this Act on a body corporate may be served by leaving it at, or by sending it by registered post to, the registered office of that body or, if there is no such office in the State, by leaving it at, or sending it by registered post to, any place in the State at which the body conducts its business.

Annotations:

Editorial Notes:

E220

Section applied with necessary modifications to Sea Pollution (Amendment) Act 1999 (1.09.1999) by Sea Pollution (Amendment) Act 1999 (18/1999), s. 17, S.I. No. 295 of 1999.