crown court

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crown court

English law a court of criminal jurisdiction holding sessions in towns throughout England and Wales at which circuit judges hear and determine cases
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It is every day be torture for and their MP Ann "To have to wait another six months after their case is actually received by the crown court is a terrible extra burden for them.
The comments made by judges as they send down convicted defendants would be filmed for the first time in a UK Crown Court.
Imposter in wig and gown pretended to be barrister A MAN has been found guilty of impersonating a qualified barrister at crown court after he donned a wig and robe to represent a friend he met in prison.
A crown court fees clerk was also arrested as part of the same operation.
Speaking at Warwick Crown Court, prosecutor Paul Baty said because of the age of the younger defendant, the papers for the case would be served on defence solicitors within six weeks.
Home Office figures show that 60 per cent of crown court sentences could have been sentenced at magistrates and the Government believes the new system will relieve pressure on the crown courts.
Prosecutor Sandip Patel told Swansea Crown Court yesterday both men could now face a third charge of corruption.
Warwick Crown Court's historic 18th century building is among the oldest of its kind in Britain - it is a Grade I listed building - which means it is a struggle for its bosses to keep up with the demands of a modern court.
PRISONERS were today appearing at a virtual Liverpool crown court for the first time.
He is an advocate with higher rights of audience, meaning he can present cases in Crown Courts. According to The Law Society, he is a specialist in criminal law and fraud cases.
WARWICK'S historic crown courts could close in the next three years - sparking fears that the 300-year-old National Heritage-listed building could be converted into flats.
The technology will be rolled out to all 78 crown courts in England and Wales by 2005.