Magistrates and Youth Courts

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How many of ALL cases does the Magistrates Court do to completion?
98.5%
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What is the maximum prisonment sentence that a Magistrate can give?
6 months for 1 offense. 12 months for 2 or more offenses.
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What is the maximum fine that a Magistrate can charge?
£5,000 for 1 offense. £10,000 for 2 or more offenses.
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What are two expections to the rule which can charge £20,000 due to Parliamentry legisgation?
Breech of Food Hygiene Regulations. Breech of Health and Work Act.
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Summary and Indictable offenses were defined by which Act?
Part 3 Criminal Law Act 1977
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What is the maximum sentence for summary offenses?
3 months imprisonment and/or a £2500 fine however other crimes may exceed these limits
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What is an either way offense?
Crimes that can be considered both indictable and summary.
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What are Committal Proceedings?
Where the Magistrates court decide whether it should be indictable or summary and which court the defendant should be prosecuted i.e. Magistrates or Crown Court.
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What 4 other work in Law that a Magistrates complete?
Family Work. Warrants. Licensing. Civil Jurisdiction.
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What can't a Magistrate can't do in her/his jurisdiction of family work?
Divorce
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What are the 3 warrants that the Magistrates can grant?
Arrest Warrant. Search Warrant. A Warrant of further detention.
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What is Licensing?
To give the rights of selling alcohol and provision of entertainment.
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What age of offenders does the Youth Court deal with?
10-17.
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Why can't a child below 10 commit a crime?
They are doli incapax as they cannot form Mens Rea.
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What does Doli Incapax mean in English?
Incapable of crime.
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Which Act repealed mischevious discretion?
Crime and Disorder Act 1998
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What did the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 achieve?
Made children of 10+ fully reponsible of their crimes.
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Until what age does offenders have different procedures?
18
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Until what age are offenders are under different sentencing powers?
21
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In what two ways a youth offender won't be charged in Youth Court and be charged in Magistrates or Crown Court?
A serious crime e.g. GBH or Wounding with Intent or Murder. Jointly charged with an adult.
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