Criminal Courts: Magistrates' Court - Pre trial

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1. What are offences triable either way and where are they tried?

  • The most serious offences; both Magistrates' and Crown Court'
  • The middle range of offences; both Magistrates' and Crown Court
  • The middle range of offences; only Crown Court
  • The middle range of offences; only Magistrates' Court
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2. How would a criminal case be started?

  • House call
  • Summons or arrest
  • Manhunt
  • Telephone call

3. What are indictable offences?

  • Highest level of offences; can only be tried in Crown Court
  • Medium level of offences; can only be tried in Crown Court
  • Highest level of offences; can only be tried in Magistrates' Court
  • Lowest level of offences; can only be tried in Magistrates' Court

4. What is a summons, and what does it say?

  • A telephone call to the accused, telling them when/where they must attend court
  • An email sent to the accused, telling them to go to their local police station
  • A letter sent by post to the accused, saying when/where they must attend court
  • A letter sent by post to the accused, telling them to go to their local police station

5. What Act are the main bail rules set out in?

  • Bail Act 1917
  • Bail Act 1976
  • Bail Act 1992
  • Bail Act 1943

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