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  • Magistrates
    • they are also known as justices of the peace.
      • They carry out their duties locally. They try 97% of all criminal cases.
        • Sentence  someone  to 6 months imprisonment or £5,000 fine .
    • No formal qualifications needed.
    • They need intelligence common sense and integrity and to be able to act fairly.
    • All magistrates are carefully trained before selection.


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