Criminal Procedure Act 1986 No 209
Historical version for 29 June 2000 to 30 July 2000 (accessed 21 December 2014 at 04:57) Current version

17   Verdict of single Judge

(1)  A Judge who tries criminal proceedings without a jury may make any finding that could have been made by a jury on the question of the guilt of the accused person. Any such finding has, for all purposes, the same effect as a verdict of a jury.
(2)  A judgment by a Judge in any such case must include the principles of law applied by the Judge and the findings of fact on which the Judge relied.
(3)  If any Act or law requires a warning to be given to a jury in any such case, the Judge is to take the warning into account in dealing with the matter.
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