The work of lay magistrates.

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How many cases start off at Magistrates Court?
All of them.
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What type of cases will a magistrate send to Crown Court?
Indictable offences and some either-way offences.
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Give an example of an indictable offence.
Murder. Rape. Manslaughter.
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Give an example of an either-way offence.
Theft.
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What percentage of criminal cases end at Magistrates Court?
97%
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Magistrates have the power to grant what? And issue what?
Grant bail and issue a warrent.
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A magistrate will decide on what in a criminal case?
Guilt or innocence and the sentence.
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What is the maximum sentence a magistrate can give?
6 months imprisonment or a £1000 fine.
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Who do magistrates ask about a point of law?
Legal clerk
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Name a specialist pannel where magistrates would be present.
Youth Court.
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What type of cases will a magistrate send to Crown Court?

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Indictable offences and some either-way offences.

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Give an example of an indictable offence.

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Give an example of an either-way offence.

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What percentage of criminal cases end at Magistrates Court?

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