Magistrates - Duties

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Criminal Jurisdiction

  • Try all summary cases
  • Try triable either way offences which are to be tried in magistrates court
  • Between summary and triable either way 97% of all criminal cases tried by Magistrates
  • First/Preliminary hearing of all indictable cases before sending to Crown Court
  • All matters connect with criminal cases
    • Bail applications
    • Remand Hearings
    • Comittal Proceedings
    • Early Administrative Hearings
    • Issuing warrants for…


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