Crown Court Act 1971; Criminal Appeal Act 1995
85,000 cases per annum; 90 Crown Courts - decreasing cause' of costs !
Crown Court CENTRES is split into 3 tiers:
- 1st teir- Crown and High Court = spereate judges and jury, permanently staffed. Based in Bristol, Leeds and Manchester; Indictable offences
- 2nd teir- Crown Court = but there are High Court judges TEW offences
- 3rd teir- Circuit and Recorder Judges - summery or TEW offences.
Jury - Need 11:1 or 10:2 or unanimous verdict; If not there's a re-trial.
Purjury= serious offences- it's where you DONT say the whole truth and nothin' but the truth! This applies to witnesses but this…