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committal

committal  

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A pretrial proceeding held in the Magistrates' Court to determine ‘whether there is evidence of sufficient weight to support a conviction for the offence charged’ and thus send the matter ...
indictable offence

indictable offence  

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An offence that may be tried on indictment. Most serious common-law offences are indictable (e.g. murder, rape) and many are created by statute. When a statute creates an offence without specifying ...
magistrates' court

magistrates' court  

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A court consisting of between two and seven magistrates or a single district judge (magistrates' court) (formerly called stipendiary magistrate) exercising the jurisdiction conferred by the ...
mode of trial

mode of trial  

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A hearing in a magistrates' court that decides whether an offence triable either way should be heard in the magistrates' court or committed to the Crown Court. See also plea before venue.
offence triable only on indictment

offence triable only on indictment  

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An offence that can be tried only in the Crown Court. See indictable offence. Compare offence triable either way; offence triable only summarily.
offence triable only summarily

offence triable only summarily  

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An offence that can be tried only in a magistrates' court. See summary offence. Compare offence triable either way; offence triable only on indictment.
remand

remand  

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(1) To be on remand is to be in detention pending trial for a criminal offence, where bail has not been granted (cf imprisonment as a sentence following conviction). Prisons ...
summary offence

summary offence  

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An offence that can be tried summarily, i.e. before magistrates. Most minor offences (e.g. common assault and battery) are triable only summarily; some more serious offences are offences triable ...
summary trial

summary trial  

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Trial by magistrates without a jury. All summary offences are tried in this way, as well as some offences triable either way. The main procedural principles followed in trial on indictment also apply ...

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