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Criminal Procedure Amendment Act, No. 65 of 2008

Long title


To amend the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, to provide for the postponement of certain criminal proceedings against an accused person in custody awaiting trial through audiovisual link; to further regulate the falling away of certain convictions as previous convictions after the expiry of a fixed period; to provide for the expungement of criminal records of certain persons in respect of whom certain sentences have been imposed after the compliance with certain requirements and the expiry of a fixed period; to provide for the expungement of certain criminal records of persons under legislation enacted before the Constitition [sic – spelling] of the Republic of South Africa, 1993, took effect; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Insertion of section 159A, 159B, 159C and 159D in Act 51 of 1977
2. Substitution of section 271A of Act 51 of 1977...
3. Insertion of sections 271B, 271C, 271D and 271E in Act 51 of 1977
4. Short title and commencement

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