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NCJ Number: 149670 Find in a Library
Title: Practice and Procedure in Magistrates' Courts, 3rd Edition
Author(s): C H Moiser; V A Phillips
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 264
Sponsoring Agency: Fourmat Publishing
London, N1 1QP, England
Publication Number: ISBN 1-85190-163-9
Sale Source: Fourmat Publishing
133 Upper Street
London, N1 1QP,
United Kingdom
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This guide contains information on the work of magistrate courts in England; it covers both criminal and civil proceedings, domestic matters, court costs, legal aid, and appeals.
Abstract: The first chapter defines criminal and civil jurisdiction, including juvenile court jurisdiction. Subsequent chapters consider the institution of criminal proceedings (arrest, prosecution, and proceedings against juveniles and corporations), criminal proceedings in court, civil proceedings, and family proceedings. Additional chapters focus on costs in criminal and civil proceedings, traffic offenses and penalties, the availability of legal aid, and appeals to the Crown Court and the High Court. The author notes recent legislation, such as the Children Act of 1989, the Road Traffic Act of 1991, and the Criminal Justice Act of 1991. Appendixes contain practical notes on trial guidelines, evidence, criminal law, and bail, as well as data on trial procedures, pleas, family proceedings, offenses, and penalties. A table of cases is included.
Main Term(s): Foreign courts
Index Term(s): Appeal procedures; Civil proceedings; Criminal proceedings; England; Family courts; Foreign laws; Juvenile courts; Legal aid services; Magistrates; Trial procedures
Note: Lawyers Practice and Procedure Series
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