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magistrates' court

n
(Law) (in England) a court of summary jurisdiction held before two or more justices of the peace or a stipendiary magistrate to deal with minor crimes, certain civil actions, and preliminary hearings
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Priority action will be taken to revise the current remand in custody procedures, including a focus on sharing information between the Supreme Court, Magistrates Courts, Tasmania Prison Service and Tasmania Police.
In 2014 a replica firearm was seized by security personnel at Merthyr Law Courts, which houses both the crown and magistrates courts.
Mr McGladrigan told employees the plans would see 16 crown courts and 14 magistrates courts all being housed in the Derby Square building.
Most Magistrates Courts across South Wales will only disqualify you if you are present in court, either having attended voluntarily or having been arrested on bail.
THE Magistrates Courts on Dale Street is a Grade II-listed building designed by John Weightman and built between1857 and1859.
Some 26 West Yorkshire magistrates have resigned and a further 14 have retired since the Government announced the closure of 103 magistrates courts in December, 2010.
But the minister added: "He will know that there is significant under-utilisation of magistrates courts.
Lord Justice Goldring, who is carrying out a national appraisal of courts for potential axing in Government cost-cutting plans, says he can't back the shutting of 18 of the 103 magistrates courts in England and Wales earmarked for closure.
POLICE in Sutton Coldfield are is teaming up with the fire service and Magistrates Courts to hold a fun family open day.
The three remaining magistrates courts will add to the 33 new court rooms expected to be ready for use at the Masshouse site by late 2008.
THE Prison Service is to take over responsibility for inmates inside magistrates courts today.
Politicians are looking at forming a large central agency to manage both the magistrates courts and crown courts services across the country.