Criminal Courts: Magistrates' Court - Pre trial

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1. What is police bail?

  • When police do not have enough evidence to charge suspect, so let them go free
  • 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
  • When suspect is proved guilty but courts are too busy for sentencing
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2. What is a surety?

  • Someone who promises that they will sit in court whilst the case is happening
  • Someone who promises they will pay the court a set amount of money if the accused fails to attend court
  • Someone who promises that the accused will attend court by taking them there
  • Someone who promises they will act as a witness in the court case

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

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

4. How would a criminal case be started?

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

5. How do offences triable either way work?

  • If defendant is pleading not guilty, they have the right to ask for case to be tried at Crown Court, or can agree to it being tried at Magistrates' Court
  • If defendant is pleading not guilty, his case is tried by two judges
  • If defendant is pleading guilty, they have the right to ask for it to be tried at Crown Court, or can agree to it being tried at Magistrates' Court
  • If defendant is pleading not guilty, the case is tried by two juries

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