Criminal Courts: Magistrates' Court - Pre trial

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1. What three classifications of offences are there?

  • minor, triable either way and indictable
  • summary, triable either way and indictable
  • summary, medium and indictable
  • summary, triable either way and serious
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2. What is a written order to arrest someone called?

  • Warrant
  • Instruction
  • Order
  • Ultimatum

3. What is police bail?

  • When police do not have enough evidence to charge suspect, so let them go free
  • When suspect is proved guilty but courts are too busy for sentencing
  • After suspect charged, they are told they can go free but must attend Magistrates' Court on a certain day
  • After suspect charged, they are told they can go free and are acquitted of all charges

4. What happens when police are not willing to bail a suspect?

  • The suspect is taken to Magistrates' Court ASAP
  • The suspect is remanded in custody indefinitely
  • The suspect is taken to Crown Court ASAP
  • The CPS are left to make the decision

5. Which of these are examples of conditions that can be imposed on bail?

  • Reporting to police station at set times
  • Leaving the country
  • Living with a police officer
  • Only being allowed out at night

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