CRIMES ACT 1914
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This Part provides for forensic procedures to be carried out on:
If the carrying out of a forensic procedure is authorised under this Part, it must be carried out in accordance with rules and procedures set out in Division 6 .
If a forensic procedure covered by this Part is carried out without proper authority under this Part, evidence obtained through the procedure may be inadmissible in proceedings against the suspect (Division 7 ).
However, certain rules are modified or do not apply if the forensic procedure is carried out in response to a request by a foreign country or an international tribunal, or a request by a foreign law enforcement agency (Division 9A ).
This Part also:
If the suspect is in the custody of another constable or is otherwise detained under a law of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory ( original custody ), the magistrate may, on the application of a constable, issue a warrant directing the person holding the suspect in original custody to deliver the suspect into the custody of the constable ( temporary custody ) for the hearing of an application for an order under this Division. (2)
The constable given temporary custody must return the suspect to the place of original custody:
(a) if the application for the order is refused - without delay; or
(b) if the order is made - without delay at the end of the period for which the suspect may be detained in custody under section 23XGD .
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