Blackstones Magistrates Court Handbook 2016

Paperback | November 15, 2015

byAnthony Edwards

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The new edition of the bestselling Blackstone's Magistrates' Court Handbook provides a complete practical guide for the busy practitioner. Incorporating essential extracts from the Magistrates' Court Sentencing Guidelines, it offers all you need in one trustworthy source. Covering all the key aspects of magistrates' court practice, the book focuses on the areas most likely to arise at short notice requiring an instant response from the advocate, as well as on those offences most frequently experienced at court, such as public order, dishonesty, drugs, weapons,driving, criminal damage, and sexual offences. Blackstone's Magistrates' Court Handbook's easy-to-use pocket-sized format facilitates quick reading and instant decision-making. Tables, flow-charts, and a clear system of icons aid comprehension and speedy navigation. Cross-referencing to Blackstone's Criminal Practice 2016 provides you with easyaccess to in-depth commentary.

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The new edition of the bestselling Blackstone's Magistrates' Court Handbook provides a complete practical guide for the busy practitioner. Incorporating essential extracts from the Magistrates' Court Sentencing Guidelines, it offers all you need in one trustworthy source. Covering all the key aspects of magistrates' court practice, the...

Anthony Edwards is a solicitor with TV Edwards, a duty solicitor, a supervisor for the specialist fraud panel and a higher courts advocate (Criminal Courts). He has served at almost every level of committee in the criminal justice system and is currently a member, of the editorial board of Criminal Law Review, and a member of the Law C...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:800 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.96 inPublished:November 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198754604

ISBN - 13:9780198754602

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Table of Contents

Part A Procedure and EvidenceA1 Abuse of ProcessA2 AdjournmentsA3 Admissibility and Exclusion of EvidenceA4 Allocation and Plea Before VenueA5 Amending ChargeA6 Appeals and ReopeningA7 Bad CharacterA8 BailA9 Binding RulingsA10 Case ManagementA11 Civil OrdersA12 Commencing Proceedings: Time LimitsA13 CostsA14 Court-Appointed Legal RepresentativesA15 Custody Time LimitsA16 DisclosureA17 Evidence in Civil CasesA18 ExtraditionA19 HearsayA20 Identification EvidenceA21 Legal AidA22 Mental DisorderA23 Misbehaviour at CourtA24 Presence of Defendant in CourtA25 Precharge hearingsA26 Remand PeriodsA27 Reporting RestrictionsA28 Sending and Transfer for TrialA29 Special Measures and Vulnerable WitnessesA30 Submission of No CaseA31 Transfer/Remittal of Criminal CasesA32 Video LinksA33 WarrantsA34 Witnesses, Issue of Summons or WarrantPart B Youths in the Adult CourtB1 Age of Offender and the Position of Those Attaining 18B2 BailB3 Breach of Orders, and New Offences Committed During an OrderB4 Jurisdiction of the Adult Magistrates' Court over YouthsB5 Managing the CaseB6 Parents and GuardiansB7 Remittal to the Youth Court for Trial/SentenceB8 Reporting RestrictionsB9 SentencingB10 Summary Trials Involving YouthsPart C OffencesC1 Animal OffencesC2 Criminal Behaviour Order and Anti-Social Behaviour Order, Breach ofC3 Administration of JusticeC4 Communication Network OffencesC5 Criminal DamageC6 DrugsC7 Education ActC8 Immigration OffencesC9 Prison OffencesC10 Protective OrdersC11 Public OrderC12 Road Traffic Offences-DefinitionsC13 Road Traffic OffencesC14 Sexual OffencesC15 Dishonesty and Offences Against PropertyC16 Offences Against the PersonPart D SentencingD1 Age of OffenderD2 Alteration of SentenceD3 Criminal Behaviour OrdersD4 Banning Orders (Football)D5 Bind OverD6 Breach of prison licence supervisionD7 Committal for SentenceD8 Community Orders and Sentences: GeneralD9 Compensation OrderD10 Confiscation: Proceeds of Crime Act 2002D11 Custodial SentencesD12 Dangerous OffendersD13 Deferment of SentenceD14 Deprivation OrderD15 Detention in Young Offender InstitutionD16 Discharges; Conditional and AbsoluteD17 Discounts for Early PleaD18 Disqualification from DrivingD19 Exclusion from Licensed PremisesD20 Financial Circumstances OrderD21 FinesD22 Forfeiture OrderD23 Guardianship and Hospital OrdersD24 Newton HearingsD25 Offences Taken into ConsiderationD26 Penalty Points for Driving OffencesD27 Prescribed Minimum SentencesD28 Pre-Sentence Drug TestingD29 Pre-Sentence ReportsD30 Previous ConvictionsD31 Prosecution CostsD32 Racially and Religiously Aggravated CrimesD33 Remand to Hospital for ReportsD34 Restitution OrderD35 Restraining OrderD36 Return to CustodyD37 Sexual Offences Notification RequirementsD38 Sexual Harm Prevention OrderD39 Sexual Orientation, Disability, or Transgender IdentityD40 Victim Surcharge Order and Criminal Courts ChargeD41 Suspended SentencesD42 Time on Remand or Qualifying CurfewAppendices:Appendix 1: Case Management and Standard Case Preparation Time LimitsAppendix 2: Extracts from Criminal Procedure Rules 2014Appendix 3: Indictable Only Offences and Offences Carrying Life ImprisonmentAppendix 4: Relevant Offences for the Purposes of Special Measures DirectionAppendix 5: Specified Offences under the Criminal Justice Act 2003, Schedule 15 (Dangerous Offender Provisions)Appendix 6: Fraud GuidelineAppendix 7: Rehabilitation Periods

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Review from previous edition: "I shall want rarely to be without it. As a Resident Judge I am regularly dealing with the interface between the Crown Court and the Magistrates' Court. I often find myself groping for information about the regular practice and procedure in the Magistrates' Court.It has until now been difficult to find help consistently in any one place" --HHJ Peter Collier QC