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CRIMINAL JUSTICE (DEFERRED PROSECUTION AGREEMENTS) (JERSEY) LAW 2023 [the Law] create an effective and efficient DPA regime as an additional criminal justice measure and enable Jersey to secure effective, proportionate, and dissuasive sanctions against legal entities where it otherwise might not be possible to do so.

The Law makes provisions for initiating and disposing of certain criminal prosecutions through DEFERRED PROSECUTION AGREEMENTS [DPA].

A DPA is a statutory agreement under which the legal entity agrees to comply with the requirements imposed on it by the DPA, and the Attorney General (AG) agrees not to seek leave of the Royal Court to progress proceedings concerning the specified offences at any time while the

DPA is in effect.

A DPA will only be offered to the offences specified in Schedule 1 of the Draft Law, but the Assembly can amend Schedule 1 by way of Regulations at any time in the future

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  • Adopted by the States                                                          16th December 2022
  • Sanctioned by Order of His Majesty in Council                        15th February 2023
  • Registered by the Royal Court                                               24th February 2023
  • Coming into force                                                                 3rd March 2023


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