Criminal Procedure Act 1986 No 209
Historical version for 15 November 2010 to 6 December 2010 (accessed 26 November 2014 at 18:37) Current version

156   Plea of autrefois convict

(1)  In any plea of autrefois convict, or of autrefois acquit, it is sufficient for the accused person to allege that he or she has been lawfully convicted or acquitted, as the case may be, of the offence charged in the indictment, without specifying the time or place of the previous conviction or acquittal.
(2)  The issue of autrefois convict or autrefois acquit is to be determined by the court without the presence of a jury.
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