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Ex officio Information (indictments)

Even if committal proceedings have not taken place, or if a magistrate has found during the committal proceedings that there is insufficient evidence to put a defendant on trial, the Director of Public Prosecutions may file a special information (known also as an 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 Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1991 (SA) s 7; R v Ratcliff, Stanfield and Utting (2007) 250 LSJS 226; [2007] SASC 297; R v Rushton [1967] VR 842.

Ex officio Information (indictments)  :  Last Revised: Thu Mar 1st 2018
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