19. Statements of offence generated entirely or partly in electronic form and digitized statements of offence may be converted into hard copy. In that case, the hard-copy document shall bear an attestation of hard-copy conversion such as provided for in paragraph 5 of section 25.
Where a statement of offence is converted into hard copy, it results from the combination of a virtual part and a material part. The virtual part is comprised of the particulars and the pre-programmed form contained in the statement of offence or in the part of the statement of offence generated in electronic form; in case of digitization, the virtual part is comprised of the digitized form and particulars. The material part is comprised of the statement of offence form in paper form, which may be pre-printed or pre-programmed; in case of digitization, the material part is comprised of either a pre-printed or pre-programmed form or the reconstitution in paper form of the digitized form and particulars in the statement of offence.
The same is true of the return document or the other additional documents bearing the defendant’s response.