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Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 51 of 1977)

Chapter 33 : General Provisions

338. Production of document by accused in criminal proceedings


Where any law requires any person to produce any document at any criminal proceedings at which such person is an accused, and such person fails to produce such document at such proceedings, such person shall be guilty of an offence, and the court may in a summary manner enquire into his failure to produce the document and, unless such person satisfies the court that his failure was not due to any fault on his part, sentence him to any punishment provided for in such law, or, if no punishment is so provided, to a fine not exceeding R300 or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding three months.


[Section 338 substituted by section 24 of Act No. 33 of 1986]