AS - Law - Magistrates

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Not legally qualified - ordinary people who participate in the legal system.
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Summary
The least serious offences tried in the Magistrates Court, e.g. driving offences
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Triable either way
Mid-level crimes that can be tried in either the Magistrates Court or Crown Court. Includes a wide variety of crimes, e.g. theft, assault causing actual bodily harm.
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Indictable offences
The most serious crimes, e.g. murder, ****, manslaughter, tried only in the Crown Court, but the first hearing is dealt with at the Magistrates Court. The Magistrate will decide if the defendant should be given bail.
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Youth court
Is a division of the Magistrates Court that deals with young offenders. It is a closed court meaning that only invited people and press may be present. It is less formal than the Magistrates Court and served by youth panel magistrates and judges.
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Card 2

Front

The least serious offences tried in the Magistrates Court, e.g. driving offences

Back

Summary

Card 3

Front

Mid-level crimes that can be tried in either the Magistrates Court or Crown Court. Includes a wide variety of crimes, e.g. theft, assault causing actual bodily harm.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

The most serious crimes, e.g. murder, ****, manslaughter, tried only in the Crown Court, but the first hearing is dealt with at the Magistrates Court. The Magistrate will decide if the defendant should be given bail.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Is a division of the Magistrates Court that deals with young offenders. It is a closed court meaning that only invited people and press may be present. It is less formal than the Magistrates Court and served by youth panel magistrates and judges.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5

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