Pre-trial procedure for either way offences

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  • Created on: 28-04-20 16:24
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  • Pre-trial procedure for either way offences
    • Defendant is asked whether they plead guilty or not guilty
      • Guilty
        • Magistrates hear facts and decide if their powers are sufficient
          • If they are sufficient, they will sentence
          • If not, will send to Crown Court for sentencing
      • Not Guilty
        • Mode of trial hearing Magistrates decide whether to accept jurisdiction
          • Accept jurisdiction
            • Defendant elects place of trial
              • Chooses Magistrate's Court - trial held there
          • Refuse Jurisdiction
            • Sent to Crown Court
              • Trial is held at the Crown Court


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