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Next step with court cases

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
So, the CPS have decided to charge someone with murder.

Person appears at the Magistrates court to get charged.
Person is then sent to appear at the Crown court at the end of the month.

Would the appearance at the Crown court be for the actual trial? Or just another charge thing with the trial to follow at a later date?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The Crown court is higher up in the hierachy than Magistrates, so it will be a continuation (escalation) of the same trial.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I more meant, if its set to go to the Crown court on 30th April, will that be the start of the trial and it then go on through May, or is it likely to be another quick appearance and then a trial date get set for the future?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I more meant, if its set to go to the Crown court on 30th April, will that be the start of the trial and it then go on through May, or is it likely to be another quick appearance and then a trial date get set for the future?

    I would say it'd be a pre-lim hearing and setting a date for trial, i mean it doesn't give the defendant any time to speak to a lawyer and prepare a defence with them.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I agree, seems quite quick for it to be the start of the trial.
    You should be able to find out though, court listings are on the internet. Although think they are only today and tomorrow.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Kind of why I was asking, it seemed unusually quick to be the start of the full trial.
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