CHAPTER 184

COURT OF COMMON PLEAS--NEW CASTLE COUNTY

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 169 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, IN REFERENCE TO THE RIGHT OF AN ACCUSED PERSON TO ELECT TO BE TRIED BY THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF NEW CASTLE COUNTY; DUTY OF THE JUSTICE OF THE PEACE AND THE ARRESTING OFFICER TO ADVISE THE ACCUSED OF HIS RIGHT TO SO ELECT; EFFECT UPON JURISDICTION.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That Chapter 169 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, be and the same is hereby amended, by adding at the end of 5811. Section 5, a new and additional paragraph, as follows:

Section 1. In all cases where the Justice of the Peace now has jurisdiction and power to hear and finally determine the matter and the accused has the right to elect to have the case tried by the Court of Common Pleas for New Castle County, it shall be the duty of every Justice of the Peace for New Castle County, and the officer making the arrest, to advise such accused of his right to so elect, and every officer making the arrest and every Justice of the Peace for New Castle County is hereby required to so advise the accused before the said Justice of the Peace shall have jurisdiction and power to try the case.