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Remittal

When a case is sent to a different court, usually it is moved to the local court nearest to where the defendant lives or moved back to the court the case originally came from.

Children who plead guilty or are found guilty following a trial in a youth court outside their local area may have their case remitted (moved) to their local youth court.1 This makes it easier for the local youth offending team (YOT) to supervise their sentence and the YOT workers can make the court aware of any welfare concerns.

Children who plead guilty or are found guilty following a trial in an adult magistrates’ court or Crown Court should be remitted to their local youth court unless it would be undesirable to do so.2

 

  1. Section 8(1) & (2) Powers of Criminal Courts Sentencing Act 2000  (back)
  2. Section 8(2) Powers of Criminal Courts Sentencing Act 2000  (back)