CRIMES ACT 1914

Part IAA - Search, information gathering, arrest and related powers (other than powers under delayed notification search warrants)  

Division 4A - Determining a person's age  

Subdivision C - Determination of age during proceedings  

SECTION 3ZQF   3ZQF   Circumstances where judge or magistrate may order carrying out of a prescribed procedure on own initiative  


If:


(a) a person is being prosecuted for a Commonwealth offence; and


(b) the judge or magistrate presiding over the proceedings related to that offence is satisfied that it is necessary to ascertain whether or not the person is, or was, at the time of the alleged commission of that offence, under 18;

the judge or magistrate presiding may make an order requiring the carrying out of a prescribed procedure in respect of the person.




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