Roles of Magistrates - Pre-Trial Matters

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  • Pre-Trial Matters
    • For all Types of Offence
      • Powers under the Bail Act 1976
        • Able to grant bail
        • Also able to remand in custody
    • For Triable Either Way Offences only
      • Plea before venue
        • If pleaded guilty
          • Sentence or Crown Court
        • If pleaded not guilty
          • Hold a mode of trial hearing to decide if Magistrates or Crown Court should hear it
    • For Indictable Offences only
      • Carry out a process called 'sending for trial'
    • Other points
      • Pre-Trial Review to ensure both sides are ready


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