Criminal Procedure Act 2011

Special pleas

45 Special pleas


Only the following special pleas may be entered:


a plea of previous conviction:


a plea of previous acquittal:


a plea of pardon.


More than 1 special plea may be entered in relation to the same charge.


If the defendant enters any of the special pleas, the defendant must provide information about the conviction, acquittal, or pardon on which the plea is based.

Compare: 1961 No 43 s 357(1), (3), (4)