(1) The Attorney-General may, at any time after an information has been laid against any person under this Part and before that person has been convicted or otherwise dealt with, direct that an entry be made in the Criminal Records kept pursuant to section 71 that the proceedings are stayed by his direction, and on that entry being made the proceedings shall be stayed accordingly.
(2) If an information is laid against the Crown Law Office in respect of an offence referred to in section 6 of the Crown Organisations (Criminal Liability) Act 2002, any decision to issue a direction under subsection (1) in respect of the proceedings to which the information relates must be made by the Attorney-General personally.
Section 77A: inserted, on 29 September 1967, by section 2 of the Summary Proceedings Amendment Act 1967 (1967 No 33).
Section 77A(1): amended, on 17 December 1976, pursuant to section 71(5).
Section 77A(2): inserted, on 18 October 2002, by section 31 of the Crown Organisations (Criminal Liability) Act 2002 (2002 No 37).