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Month: April 2015

22 April 2015

Justices of the peace

Justices of the peace are also called magistrates, they are judges who decide cases in the youth court or adult magistrates' court.

15 April 2015


Anonymity in criminal cases means someone’s name, address, photograph and other information that might identify them (such as their school or place of work) is not revealed in the newspapers, on television or on the internet.

13 April 2015

Criminal Court Charge

The Criminal Court Charge is a non-discretionary, fixed charge which is intended to offset some of the cost of running the criminal courts. The charge does not apply to defendants aged under 18.

8 April 2015

Victim Surcharge

When a person is sentenced the court must order them to pay the victim surcharge.