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Signatory Duties

Signatory Duties Guide

This short guide is intended to deal with the "mechanics" of Lay Magistrates' signatory duties rather than with the legal process.

Search Warrants - steps to be followed by Lay Magistrates​​​​

This document provides updated guidance on the appropriate steps to be followed by Lay Magistrates when considering any application for a search warrant.

Search Warrant Checklist​

This Search Warrant Checklist is a useful tool when considering applications.

Table of Offences - Summary and Non-Summary

This table provides details of whether or not an offence is summary only which should assist Lay Magistrates in assessing whether a six month time limit will apply to any complaint/summons laid before them.

Legislative Provisions - Search Warrants

Legislative Provisions under which signatory duties may be carried out in respect of Search Warrants. 

Legislative Provisions - Arrest Warrants

Legislative Provisions under which signatory duties may be carried out in respect of Arrest Warrants.

Signatory Duties

A presentation by Terence Dunlop delivered at Training Event on 4 October 2014.

 

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