Criminal court structure

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Criminal Court structure:

Magistrates Court: The magistrates courts have some limited jurisdiction, most of its work is dealing with criminal offences involving adult defendants. This includes issuing arrests and search warrents, deciding bail, sending indictable cases to the crown court, trying summary offences such as assault and trying either way cases such as theft.

The magistrates also deal with young offenders in the Youth court. This is not open to the general public. People under the age of 18. Procedure adapted to take into account of the age.

Crown Court: deals with serious criminal


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