Criminal Procedure and Sentencing in the Magistrates' Court
This work explains the procedures that are encountered by criminal law practitioners and magistrates in the magistrates' courts. It covers all areas from decisions about bail to committal to the Crown Court for trial or sentencing. The text is updated to include relevant case law.
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