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Hiemstras Criminal Procedure

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Published: June 23, 2009
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Hiemstra's Criminal Procedure is a subscription based product including both the printed loose-leaf and LexisMobile publications. Updates for 12 months (print and mobile) are included in the price.

Hiemstra is a leading authoritative resource, providing a practical and easy-to-use commentary to the Criminal Procedure Act No. 51 of 1977.

This publication is an indispensable source of reference covering the law relating to criminal procedure, evidence and sentencing.

Hiemstra's Criminal Procedure is aimed at the entire range of persons dealing with criminal procedure, including practitioners, prosecutors, judicial officers, police officers, students and lecturers.

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Table of contents

Chapter 1 - Prosecuting authority (sections 2-18)

Chapter 2 - Seizure and forfeiture (sections 19-36)

Chapter 3 - Ascertainment of bodily features of accused (section 37)

Chapter 4 - Methods of securing attendance of accused in court (section 38)

Chapter 5 - Arrest (sections 39-53)

Chapter 6 - Summons (sections 54-55)

Chapter 7 - Written notice to appear in court (section 56)

Chapter 8 - Admission of guilt fine (sections 57-57A)

Chapter 9 - Bail (sections 58-71)

Chapter 10 - Release on warning (sections 72-72A)

Chapter 11 - Assistance to accused (sections 73-74)

Chapter 12 - Summary trial (sections 75-76)

Chapter 13 - Accused: Capacity to understand proceedings: Mental illness and criminal responsibility (sections 77-79)

Chapter 14 - The charge (sections 80-104)

Chapter 15 - The plea (sections 105-109)

Chapter 16 - Jurisdiction (sections 110-111)

Chapter 17 - Plea of guilty at summary trial (sections 112-114)

Chapter 18 - Plea of not guilty at summary trial (sections 115-118)

Chapter 19 - Plea in magistrate's court on charge justiciable in superior court (sections 119-122)

Chapter 19A - Plea in magistrate's court on charge to be adjudicated in regional court (sections 122A-122D)

Chapter 20 - Preparatory examination (sections 123-143)

Chapter 21 - Trial before superior court (sections 144-149)

Chapter 22 - Conduct of proceedings (sections 150-178)

Chapter 23 - Witnesses (sections 179-207)

Chapter 24 - Evidence (sections 208-253)

Chapter 25 - Conversion of trial into enquiry (sections 254-255)

Chapter 26 - Competent verdicts (sections 256-270)

Chapter 27 - Previous convictions (sections 271-273)

Chapter 28 - Sentence (sections 274-299A)

Chapter 29 - Compensation and restitution (sections 300-301)

Chapter 30 - Reviews and appeals in cases of criminal proceedings in lower courts (sections 302-314)

Chapter 31 - Appeals in cases of criminal proceedings in superior courts (sections 315-324)

Chapter 32 - Mercy and free pardon (sections 325-327)

Chapter 33 - General provisions (sections 328-345, Schedules 1-7)

- Amendment Acts

- Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act 32 of 2007 (extract from the Schedule amending the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977)

- Criminal Law (Sentencing) Amendment Act 38 of 2007 (section 6, amending section 309 of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977)