Criminal Procedure And Evidence - Reconciliation (S 321)

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Reconciliation (s 321)

[Ch0802s321]321. Reconciliation in criminal cases

(1) In criminal cases a magistrate's court may,

with the consent of the prosecutor, promote reconciliation, and encourage and

facilitate the settlement, in an amicable way, of proceedings for assault or

for any other offence of a personal or private nature not aggravated in degree,

on terms of payment of compensation or other terms approved by such court, and

may, thereupon, order the proceedings to be stayed.

(2) If the proceedings are stayed, they shall be

stayed for a sufficient length of time to enable the terms of the settlement to

be carried out and if the terms be carried out by that date, it shall be

recorded on the record to the case and the accused discharged; if the terms

have not been carried out, the case against the accused will then proceed

unless the proceedings be further stayed.