Section 556 Crimes Act 1900 | Summary Conviction a Bar to Further Proceedings


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Section 556 of the Crimes Act 1900 is Summary Conviction a Bar to Further Proceedings and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 556 of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with ‘Summary Conviction a Bar to Further Proceedings’ and reads as follows:

556 Summary Conviction a Bar to Further Proceedings

(1) Where any person, summarily convicted under this Act, pays the sum or sums adjudged to be paid, together with costs, or receives a remission thereof from the Crown, or suffers the imprisonment provided for non-payment thereof, or the imprisonment adjudged in the first instance, he or she shall not be liable:

(a) to any other criminal proceedings for the same cause,

(b) to any civil proceedings for the same cause at the suit of the person laying the information upon which he or she was summarily convicted under this Act.

(2) Any person against whom civil proceedings have been taken in respect of any act or thing done or omitted to be done by him or her which is an offence of which he or she might have been convicted summarily without consent under this Act shall be released from all criminal proceedings for the same cause on the information of the person by whom the civil proceedings were taken.

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