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The Criminal Procedure Rules 2010 Part 13

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The Criminal Procedure Rules 2010 Part 13

The Criminal Procedure Rules 2010 Part 13 as in force on 5 April 2010

    PART 13

    DISMISSAL OF CHARGES TRANSFERRED OR SENT TO THE CROWN

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Contents of this Part

Interpretation of this Part rule 13.1

    Written notice of oral application for dismissal rule 13.2

    Written application for dismissal rule 13.3

    Prosecution reply rule 13.4

    Determination of applications for dismissal rule 13.5

    Interpretation of this Part

    13.1. In this Part

    notice of transfer means a notice referred to in section 4(1) of the Criminal

    Justice Act 1987(a) or section 53(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 1991(b); and

    the prosecution means the authority by or on behalf of whom notice of transfer

    was given under the 1987 or 1991 Acts, or the authority by or on behalf of whom

    documents were served under paragraph 1 of Schedule 3 to the Crime and

    Disorder Act 1998(c).

    [Note. See also section 6 of the Criminal Justice Act 1987, section 53 of, and Schedule

    6 to, the Criminal Justice Act 1991 and sections 51 and 52 of, and Schedule 3 to, the

    Crime and Disorder Act 1998.]

    Written notice of oral application for dismissal

    13.2.(1) Where notice of transfer has been given under the Criminal Justice Act

    1987 or the Criminal Justice Act 1991, or a person has been sent for trial under the

    Crime and Disorder Act 1998, and the person concerned proposes to apply orally―

    (a) under section 6(1) of the 1987 Act(d);

    (b) under paragraph 5(1) of Schedule 6 to the 1991 Act(e); or

    (c) under paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 3 to the 1998 Act(f)

(a) 1987 c. 38; section 4(1) was amended by section 144 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (c. 33), section 45 of, and paragraph 22 of Schedule 5 to, the Legal Aid Act 1988 (c. 34), paragraph 29 of Schedule 9 to the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (c. 33), and paragraphs 38 and 39 of Schedule 4 to the Access to Justice Act 1999 (c. 22). Section 4 is repealed by paragraph 58 of Schedule 3 and Part 4 of Schedule 37 to the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44), with effect from a date to be appointed. (b) 1991 c. 53; section 53(1) was amended by paragraph 49 of Schedule 9 to the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (c. 33) and is repealed by Part 4 of Schedule 37 to the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44), with effect from a date to be appointed. (c) 1998 c. 37; paragraph 1 of Schedule 3 was amended by section 67 of, and paragraph 106 of Schedule 15 to, the Access to Justice Act 1999 (c. 22), and is further amended by paragraphs 15 and 20 of Schedule 3 to the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44), with effect from a date to be appointed. (d) 1987 c. 38; section 6 was substituted by section 144(5) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (c. 33) and is repealed by paragraph 58 of Schedule 3 and Part 4 of Schedule 37 to the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44), with effect from a date to be appointed. (e) 1991 c. 53; Schedule 6 is repealed by Part 4 of Schedule 37 to the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44), with effect from a date to be appointed. (f) 1998 c. 37; paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 3 is amended by paragraphs 15 and 20 of Schedule 3 to the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44), with effect from a date to be appointed.

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for any charge in the case to be dismissed, he shall give notice of his intention in

    writing to the Crown Court officer at the place specified by the notice of transfer

    under the 1987 or 1991 Acts or the notice given under section 51(7) of the 1998 Act

    as the proposed place of trial. Notice of intention to make an application under the

    1987 or 1991 Acts shall be in the form set out in the Practice Direction.

    (2) Notice of intention to make an application shall be given―

    (a) in the case of an application to dismiss charges transferred under the 1987 Act,

    not later than 28 days after the day on which notice of transfer was given;

    (b) in the case of an application to dismiss charges transferred under the 1991 Act,

    not later than 14 days after the day on which notice of transfer was given; and

    (c) in the case of an application to dismiss charges sent under the 1998 Act, not

    later than 14 days after the day on which the documents were served under

    paragraph 1 of Schedule 3 to that Act,

    and a copy of the notice shall be given at the same time to the prosecution and to any

    person to whom the notice of transfer relates or with whom the applicant for dismissal

    is jointly charged.

    (3) The time for giving notice may be extended, either before or after it expires, by the Crown Court, on an application made in accordance with paragraph (4).

    (4) An application for an extension of time for giving notice shall be made in writing to the Crown Court officer, and a copy thereof shall be given at the same time

    to the prosecution and to any other person to whom the notice of transfer relates or

    with whom the applicant for dismissal is jointly charged. Such an application made in

    proceedings under the 1987 or 1991 Acts shall be in the form set out in the Practice

    Direction.

    (5) The Crown Court officer shall give notice in the form set out in the Practice Direction of the judge’s decision on an application under paragraph (3)—

    (a) to the applicant for dismissal;

    (b) to the prosecution; and

    (c) to any other person to whom the notice of transfer relates or with whom the

    applicant for dismissal is jointly charged.

    (6) A notice of intention to make an application under section 6(1) of the 1987 Act, paragraph 5(1) of Schedule 6 to the 1991 Act or paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 3 to the

    1998 Act shall be accompanied by a copy of any material on which the applicant

    relies and shall

    (a) specify the charge or charges to which it relates;

    (b) state whether the leave of the judge is sought under section 6(3) of the 1987

    Act, paragraph 5(4) of Schedule 6 to the 1991 Act or paragraph 2(4) of

    Schedule 3 to the 1998 Act(a) to adduce oral evidence on the application,

    indicating what witnesses it is proposed to call at the hearing; and

    (c) in the case of a transfer under the 1991 Act, confirm in relation to each such

    witness that he is not a child to whom paragraph 5(5) of Schedule 6 to that Act

    applies.

(a) 1998 c. 37; paragraph 2(4) of Schedule 3 is repealed by paragraphs 15 and 20 of Schedule 3 and Part 4 of Schedule 37 to the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44), with effect from a date to be appointed.

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    (7) Where leave is sought from the judge for oral evidence to be given on an application, notice of his decision, indicating what witnesses are to be called if leave

    is granted, shall be given in writing by the Crown Court officer to the applicant for

    dismissal, the prosecution and to any other person to whom the notice of transfer

    relates or with whom the applicant for dismissal is jointly charged. Notice of a

    decision in proceedings under the 1987 or 1991 Acts shall be in the form set out in the

    Practice Direction.

    (8) Where an application for dismissal under section 6(1) of the 1987 Act, paragraph 5(1) of Schedule 6 to the 1991 Act or paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 3 to the

    1998 Act is to be made orally, the Crown Court officer shall list the application for

    hearing before a judge of the Crown Court and the prosecution shall be given the

    opportunity to be represented at the hearing.

    Written application for dismissal

    13.3.(1) Application may be made for dismissal under section 6(1) of the

    Criminal Justice Act 1987, paragraph 5(1) of Schedule 6 to the Criminal Justice Act

    1991 or paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 3 to the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 without an

    oral hearing. Such an application shall be in writing, and in proceedings under the

    1987 or 1991 Acts shall be in the form set out in the Practice Direction.

    (2) The application shall be sent to the Crown Court officer and shall be accompanied by a copy of any statement or other document, and identify any article,

    on which the applicant for dismissal relies.

    (3) A copy of the application and of any accompanying documents shall be given at the same time to the prosecution and to any other person to whom the notice of

    transfer relates or with whom the applicant for dismissal is jointly charged.

    (4) A written application for dismissal shall be made―

    (a) not later than 28 days after the day on which notice of transfer was given

    under the 1987 Act;

    (b) not later than 14 days after the day on which notice of transfer was given

    under the 1991 Act; or

    (c) not later than 14 days after the day on which documents required by paragraph

    1 of Schedule 3 to the 1998 Act were served unless the time for making the application is extended, either before or after it expires,

    by the Crown Court; and rule 13.2(4) and (5) shall apply for the purposes of this

    paragraph as if references therein to giving notice of intention to make an oral

    application were references to making a written application under this rule.

    Prosecution reply

    13.4.(1) Not later than seven days from the date of service of notice of intention

    to apply orally for the dismissal of any charge contained in a notice of transfer or

    based on documents served under paragraph 1 of Schedule 3 to the Crime and

    Disorder Act 1998, the prosecution may apply to the Crown Court under section 6(3)

    of the Criminal Justice Act 1987, paragraph 5(4) of Schedule 6 to the Criminal Justice

    Act 1991 or paragraph 2(4) of Schedule 3 to the 1998 Act for leave to adduce oral

    evidence at the hearing of the application, indicating what witnesses it is proposed to

    call.

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    (2) Not later than seven days from the date of receiving a copy of an application for dismissal under rule 13.3, the prosecution may apply to the Crown Court for an oral

    hearing of the application.

    (3) An application under paragraph (1) or (2) shall be served on the Crown Court officer in writing and, in the case of an application under paragraph (2), shall state

    whether the leave of the judge is sought to adduce oral evidence and, if so, shall

    indicate what witnesses it is proposed to call. Where leave is sought to adduce oral

    evidence under paragraph 5(4) of Schedule 6 to the 1991 Act, the application should

    confirm in relation to each such witness that he is not a child to whom paragraph 5(5)

    of that Schedule applies. Such an application in proceedings under the 1987 or 1991

    Acts shall be in the form set out in the Practice Direction.

    (4) Notice of the judge’s determination upon an application under paragraph (1) or (2), indicating what witnesses (if any) are to be called shall be served in writing by the

    Crown Court officer on the prosecution, on the applicant for dismissal and on any

    other party to whom the notice of transfer relates or with whom the applicant for

    dismissal is jointly charged. Such a notice in proceedings under the 1987 or 1991 Acts

    shall be in the form set out in the Practice Direction.

    (5) Where, having received the material specified in rule 13.2 or, as the case may be, rule 13.3, the prosecution proposes to adduce in reply thereto any written comments

    or any further evidence, the prosecution shall serve any such comments, copies of the

    statements or other documents outlining the evidence of any proposed witnesses,

    copies of any further documents and, in the case of an application to dismiss charges

    transferred under the 1991 Act, copies of any video recordings which it is proposed to

    tender in evidence, on the Crown Court officer not later than 14 days from the date of

    receiving the said material, and shall at the same time serve copies thereof on the

    applicant for dismissal and any other person to whom the notice of transfer relates or

    with whom the applicant is jointly charged. In the case of a defendant acting in person,

    copies of video recordings need not be served but shall be made available for viewing

    by him.

    (6) The time for

    (a) making an application under paragraph (1) or (2) above; or

    (b) serving any material on the Crown Court officer under paragraph (5) above may be extended, either before or after it expires, by the Crown Court, on an

    application made in accordance with paragraph (7) below.

    (7) An application for an extension of time under paragraph (6) above shall be made in writing and shall be served on the Crown Court officer, and a copy thereof shall be

    served at the same time on to the applicant for dismissal and on any other person to

    whom the notice of transfer relates or with whom the applicant for dismissal is jointly

    charged. Such an application in proceedings under the 1987 or 1991 Acts shall be in

    the form set out in the Practice Direction.

    Determination of applications for dismissal

    13.5.(1) A judge may grant leave for a witness to give oral evidence on an

    application for dismissal notwithstanding that notice of intention to call the witness

    has not been given in accordance with the foregoing provisions of this Part.

    (2) Where an application for dismissal is determined otherwise than at an oral hearing, the Crown Court officer shall as soon as practicable, send to all the parties to

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the case written notice of the outcome of the application. Such a notice in proceedings

    under the 1987 and 1991 Acts shall be in the form set out in the Practice Direction.

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