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Magistrates Court

All cases, from the most straightforward case of using a motor vehicle without insurance, or the smallest allegation of theft, up to the most serious offence of fraud and murder, commence in the Magistrates Court. If the offence with which you are charged is an ‘either way offence’, the Magistrates may determine that it is too serious, and therefore ought to be heard by the Crown Court. If the offence is ‘indictable only’, then it can only be heard by the Crown Court, however, the first hearing will be dealt with by the Magistrates Court.

  • You may have been charged by the Police and detained for Court the next day.
  • You may have been charged and bailed by the Police to attend Court at a later date.
  • You may have received a postal notification, or a summons ordering you to attend Court at an appropriate date.

No matter which of the above three scenarios applies to you, it is essential that you instruct quality representation, to protect your rights, and your liberty. A Magistrates Court may not be able to impose as lengthy a sentence as the Crown Court can, but the consequences of an appearance at the Magistrates Court is no less significant to the individual. Appropriate and robust defence may be the difference between a criminal conviction and not, or the difference between a short custodial sentence or a fine. Regardless of the offence, an individual’s liberty, their livelihood, and their good character might be at stake.

Apex lawyers can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our practice doesn’t stop, nor does our representation stop, as arrest can happen at any time.

If you, a family member, or a friend thinks that they may need advice

Do not hesitate to call our office on: 0116 299 1999
Or for the 24 hour Police station number: 0794 902 0809

Apex lawyers can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our practice doesn’t stop, nor does our representation stop, as arrest can happen at any time.

If you, a family member, or a friend thinks that they may need advice

Do not hesitate to call our office on: 0116 299 1999
Or for the 24 hour Police station number: 0794 902 0809