S 24E repealed by No 144 of 2005, s 3 and
Sch 7 item 2, effective 11 January 2006. S 24E formerly read:
Punishment of offences
offence under section
shall be punishable either on indictment
or summarily, but shall not be prosecuted summarily without the consent of
any person who is prosecuted summarily in respect of an offence against section
elects, immediately after pleading, to be tried upon indictment, the court
or magistrate shall not proceed to summarily convict that person but may commit
him for trial.
penalty for an offence against section
shall, where the offence is prosecuted
summarily, be imprisonment for a period not exceeding 12 months.