magistrates' court


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magistrates' court

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(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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Lee Astin, 40, appeared at Leeds Magistrates' Court charged with three counts of theft, all of which are alleged to have taken place in Huddersfield.
Khairi Saadallah denied common assault of District Judge Sophie Toms during a short hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court yesterday.
The buildings works have been announced so Croydon can cope with a much bigger work load than it already does - more cases are to be heard in Croydon next year due to the impending closure of Camberwell Magistrates' Court.
All criminal cases have to go through a magistrates' court in the first instance and most are dealt with there entirely.
Tyler Laverick, 20, formerly of Front Terrace, North Shields,was convicted in his absence at North Tyneside Magistrates' Court of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal, in a prosecution brought by the RSPCA.
Yesterday Bridgend Magistrates' Court and Pontypridd Magistrates' Court, which was earmarked to shut between July and September, shut for good.
PONTYPRIDD Magistrates' Court will close today, leaving the whole of Rhondda Cynon Taff without a criminal court.
Consett Magistrates' Court and Morpeth County Court are among 86 justice buildings earmarked for closure.
He added: "When the proposal to close Solihull Magistrates' Court was first discussed, I met with the relevant Minister about what impact this would have.
ST HELENS Magistrates' Court, Ormskirk Magistrates' Court and Warrington County Court will shut within the next two years, the Government has said.
Attorney-General Robert Clark today announced the appointment of Timothy Bourke to the Magistrates' Court of Victoria.