Criminal Procedure Rules—update October 2013 [Archived]
Criminal Procedure Rules—update October 2013 [Archived]

The following Corporate Crime practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Criminal Procedure Rules—update October 2013 [Archived]
  • Summary of changes to the Crim PR
  • Part 3 Crown Court preparation
  • Part 6 Investigation orders
  • Part 9 Committal, transfer and sending for trial
  • Part 10 Initial details of the prosecution case
  • Part 17 Extradition
  • Part 19 Bail and custody time limits
  • Part 42 Sentencing procedures in special cases
  • Part 50 Civil behaviour orders after verdict or finding

ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note provides background information on the changes to criminal procedure which came into force on 7 October 2013 under the Criminal Procedure Rules 2013, SI 2013/1554. These regulations have been revoked. The current rules on criminal procedure are contained in the Criminal Procedure Rules 2015, SI 2015/1490 as amended. See Practice Note: The Criminal Procedure Rules.

This Practice Note states the law as at 7 October 2013 and is not maintained. It is for background information only.

Summary of changes to the Crim PR

The Criminal Procedure Rules 2013 (Crim PR 2013) make new rules about:

  1. applications for search warrants, in Part 6 of the Criminal Procedure Rules

  2. applications and appeals under new legislation governing the retention of fingerprints and DNA samples and profiles (Part 6)

  3. dismissal of charges sent for trial with a new rule in Part 9

Crim PR 2013 revokes the old rules in Parts 10, 11 and 13 which dealt with committal and transfer for trial and with the dismissal of charges sent or transferred for trial. The rules about initial details of the prosecution case which were previously in Part 21 are moved to Part 10. The existing

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