Criminal Courts: Magistrates' Court - Pre trial

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1. 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
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2. What is a summary offence and where is it tried?

  • The least serious type of offence; can only be tried in Magistrates' Court
  • The least serious type of offence; can be tried in either Magistrates' or Crown Court
  • The most serious type of offence; can only be tried in Magistrates' Court
  • The least serious type of offence; can only be tried in Crown Court

3. What happens if, when the suspect is taken to the Magistrates' Court initially, the case is too big to hear in one go?

  • Magistrates will make the decision on whether suspect should be granted bail or not
  • Magistrates defer to CPS
  • Magistrates automatically grant bail
  • Magistrates automatically remand suspect in custody

4. 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; only Magistrates' Court
  • The middle range of offences; both Magistrates' and Crown Court
  • The middle range of offences; only Crown Court

5. What three classifications of offences are there?

  • minor, triable either way and indictable
  • summary, triable either way and serious
  • summary, triable either way and indictable
  • summary, medium and indictable

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