Criminal Courts

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There are 3 differnat types of offenses heard by the criminal courts

Summery Offenses: Magistrates Court: Driving offenses

Triable either way offenses: either court: Theft and ABH

Indictable offenses: Crown Court: Murder, Manslaughter, ****

Appeals from the Magistrates Court:

1) Appeal against conviction

appeal is heard from the crown court by a judge and two magistrates.

D's conviction can be confirmed, quashed or varied

2) Appeal against Sentence

appeal heard in crown court.

D's sentence can be confirmed, increased or decreased.

3) Case stated appeal

heard by queens bench divisonal court

prosecution and defendent claim magistrates came to the wrong decision based on a point of law. The appeal court can confirm, vary, reverse or remit…


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