Criminal Courts: Magistrates' Court - Pre trial

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1. What are indictable offences?

  • Lowest level of offences; can only be tried in Magistrates' Court
  • Highest level of offences; can only be tried in Crown Court
  • Highest level of offences; can only be tried in Magistrates' Court
  • Medium level of offences; can only be tried in Crown Court
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2. How would a criminal case be started?

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

3. Which of these is an example of a summary offence?

  • Taking a vehicle without consent
  • Murder
  • Theft
  • Aggravated robbery

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

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

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

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

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