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Ex officio Informations (indictments)

Even if no committal hearing has taken place, or if a magistrate has found at a committal hearing that there is insufficient evidence to put a defendant on trial, the Director of Public Prosecutions may, file a special information (also known as indictment), called an ex officio Information, against a person and that person must then stand trial in the normal manner in the District or Supreme Court.

[ See generally s 7 Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1991 (SA); R v Ratcliff, Stanfield and Utting (2007) 250 LSJS 226; [2007] SASC 297; R v Rushton [1967] VR 842].

Bringing the person charged to Court  :  Last Revised: Wed Feb 28th 2018
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