Constables Protection Act 1750

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1750 c. 44
Anno Regni G E O R G I I II. Regis Magn Britanni, Franci &Hiberni, vicesimo quarto. An Act for the rendering Justices of the Peace more safe in the Execution of their Office;and for indemnifying Constables and others acting in Obedience to their Warrants.

(24 Geo. 2) C A P. XLIV.

'W H E R E A S Justices of the Peace are discouraged in the Execution of their Office by vexatious Actions brought against them for or by reason of small and involuntary Errors in their Proceedings: And whereas it is necessary that they should be (as far as is consistent with Justice, and the Safety and Liberty of the Subjects over whom their Authority extends) rendered safe in the Execution of the said Office and Trust: And whereas it is also necessary that the Subjects should be protected from all wilful and oppressive Abuse of the several Laws and Statutes committed to the Care and Execution of the said Justices of the Peace;' Be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That from and after the twenty-fourth Day ofJune one thousand seven hundred and fifty-one, no Writ shall be sued out against, nor any Copyof any Process, at the Suit of a Subject, shall be served on any Justice of the Peace for any Thing by him done in the Execution of his Office, until Notice in Writing of such intended Writ or Process shall have been delivered to him, or left at the usual Place of his Abode, by the Attorney or Agent for the Party who intends to sue or cause the same to be sued out or served, at least one Calendar Month before the suing out or serving the same; in which Notice shall be clearly and explicitly contained the Cause of Action which such Party hath or claimeth to have against such Justice of the Peace; on the Back of which Notice shall be indorsed the Name of such Attorney or Agent, together with the Place of his Abode, who shall be intitled to have the Fee of twenty Shillings for the preparing and serving such Notice, and no more.

S-II he may tender Amends;

II he may tender Amends;

II. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful to and for such Justice of the Peace, at any Time, within one Calendar Month after such Notice given as aforesaid, to tender Amends to the Party complaining, or to his or her Agent or Attorney; and in case the same is not accepted, to plead such Tender in Bar to any Action to be brought against him, grounded on such Writ or Process, together with the Plea of Not Guilty, and any other Plea, with the Leave of the Court; and if upon Issue joined thereon the Jury shall find the Amends so tendered to have been sufficient, then they shall give a Verdict for the...

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