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 council says it issues reminders, summonses and obtain liability orders through magistrates court that allow the council to recover debts through using the bailiffs, attachment to earnings or benefits, issuing committal proceedings, instigating insolvency proceedings, or putting charging orders on the properties.
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.
Justice Harris also ordered Lehman to pay Effiscient their legal costs of the 2nd committal proceedings on an indemnity basis in the sum of HK$800,000.
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.
The judge, Maria Grazia Domanico, will now fix a date for the start of committal proceedings, leading to a decision on whether all, or some, of the accused should be sent for trial.
Ten chapters cover commencement of proceedings, bail, officer's of magistrates' courts, enforcement of attendance, committal proceedings, summary trial, juveniles, sentencing, and appeals.