Summary Offences Act 1981

6C Proof of habitual association

(1)

In proceedings for an offence against section 6 or section 6A or section 6B, the prosecution may prove that the association was an habitual association by proving that,—

(a)

on at least 3 separate occasions, a constable gave the defendant a warning that satisfies the requirements of—

(i)

section 6(2), in the case of an offence against section 6; or

(ii)

section 6A(2), in the case of an offence against section 6A; or

(iii)

section 6B(3), in the case of an offence against section 6B; and

(b)

all 3 warnings were given within a period of 2 years.

(2)

Subsection (1) does not limit the manner in which the prosecution may prove that the association was an habitual association.

Section 6C: inserted, on 1 January 1998, by section 4 of the Summary Offences Amendment Act 1997 (1997 No 97).