Committal Proceedings

Committal Proceedings

 

or bringing to trial, an independent stage in Soviet criminal procedure in which the sufficiency of grounds for hearing a case in court is examined. At this stage it is determined whether or not the preliminary investigation has been conducted correctly and completely, evidence is sufficient to bring the accused to trial, the legal assessment of the crime is correct, circumstances exist that make it impossible to hear the case in court, the given court has jurisdiction, and so on. Where there are not sufficient grounds, the case is returned for additional investigation or the proceedings are stopped. As a rule, the committal proceedings are handled by a single judge. In cases of crimes by minors, cases where the death sentence can be applied, and cases where the judge does not agree with the bill of indictment or considers it necessary to change the restraining measure applied to the accused, the proceedings are handled by a special session of the court in which the procurator must participate.

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The judges struck out the committal proceedings and declared them invalid.
The recovery process ensures that all accounts in arrears are chased through reminders, summonses, obtaining liability orders through magistrates' court to allow use of bailiffs, attachment to earnings or benefits, issuing committal proceedings, instigating insolvency proceedings, or putting charging orders on properties.
Ms Leighfield practiced in criminal law and regularly appeared in pleas, contested hearings and committal proceedings before the Magistrates Court, and in trials and pleas before the County Court.
But even assuming that he did breach the June order as alleged it is inappropriate to police those breaches with the heavy hand of committal proceedings.
PROTEST: Ricky Tomlinson and Des Warren outside court committal proceedings in Shrewsbury in 1973
Another positive step to sort the wheat from the chaff would be to re-introduce the now defunct old-style committal proceedings when the case for the prosecution could be examined before the magistrates' court to determine its prospects of success.
He did not enter a plea and was bailed until committal proceedings in March on the condition he uses a computer only "for legal recreation and work purposes".
Mohammed, 19, of Dorchester Road, Lache, Chester, was bailed pending committal proceedings.
Court chairman Philip Evans said committal proceedings to send the cases to the crown court will take place in July.
The teenager is due to appear at the same court on February 29 for committal proceedings to take place.
He receives benefits and didn't have the money to travel 160 miles to Caernarfon magistrates' court in North Wales for committal proceedings, his solicitor explained to JPs.
BTA said that it has begun committal proceedings against Ablyazov in the English High Court, and was 'seeking to have him committed to prison for what the Bank considers to be numerous breaches of injunction orders made against him.