CHAPTER 432

FORMERLY HOUSE

BILL NO. 692

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 59, PART III, TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO THE RIGHT OF A CRIMINAL DEFENDANT TO BE ADVISED THAT HIS CASE MAY BE TRIED IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Amend § 5901, Chapter 59, Part III, Title 11 of the Delaware Code, by striking said § 5901 in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

§ 5901. Advising accused of right to trial by Court of Common Pleas

In all criminal cases in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex Counties where a Justice of the Peace has jurisdiction to hear and determine the matter and the accused has the right to elect to have the case tried by the Court of Common Pleas of such county, every Justice of the Peace shall advise such accused of his right so to elect, and every Justice of the Peace is required so to advise the accused before the Justice of the Peace shall have jurisdiction to try the case.

Approved June 15, 1972.