After receiving the preliminary brief from the police prosecutor, the DPP will make a charge determinationas to what charge(s) (if any) will be proceeded with. Committal proceedings cannot commence until the DPP has made a charge determination[Criminal Procedure Act 1921 (SA) s 106(1)(e)].
If no charge determination is made by the date of the second court appearance in the Magistrates Court, the matter may be adjourned, or if appropriate, the court may dismiss the charge(s) [Criminal Procedure Act 1921 (SA) s 106].
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