(see magistrates court (fees) regulations 2004 and victims of crime (fund and levy) regulations 2003) the magistrate can only give a person 28 days to pay this and any fines and may direct persons to speak to a fines payment officer about making arrangements to pay off the debt. Magistrate's courts can be divided into either criminal courts or civil courts the regional magistrates' courts deal with more serious cases than the ordinary magistrates' courts - for example, murder, rape, armed robbery and serious assault. The court needs about the defendant's circumstances from local authorities and the police quickly, and competent and motivated staff in court daily, enabling sentences to be passed swiftly and safely.
About the city of london magistrate's court although the city of london corporation owns the building, the court's legal functions are administered by the city of westminster. Introduction to the magistrates' court and the roles of the people within it to find out more about studying law and criminology at derby visit . London magistrate katharine rainsford talks about the work of magistrates in the courts, the kinds of cases they deal with, whether sentencing is too lenient, how they ensure sentencing is.
The family court sits at many locations in england and wales, and it usually sits at the county courts and magistrates courts where family work was previously heard by county courts or family proceedings courts family court judges are now more categories of judges who will be eligible to hear family cases including lay magistrates, district. A court is a tribunal, often as a government institution, with the authority to adjudicate legal disputes between parties and carry out the administration of justice in civil, criminal, and administrative matters in accordance with the rule of law. The court statistics project (csp) — a joint project of the national center for state courts (ncsc) and the conference of state court administrators (cosca) — publishes caseload data from the courts of the fifty states, the district of columbia, and puerto rico. A federal magistrate was an office created on 23 december 1999 along with the establishment of the federal magistrates court by the australian government as a result of royal assent of the federal magistrates act 1999 (cth. Magistrates work under the administrative supervision of the supreme court of appeals of west virginia magistrates run for four-year terms in nonpartisan elections the west virginia constitution prohibits requiring magistrates to be lawyers, although some are.
Courts can also give a combination of punishments - for example a fine and unpaid work in the community if the court decides your sentence should be for longer than 6 months, it can pass your. Self help guide for criminal trials representing yourself at a magistrates court criminal trial is a new online self help guide go to criminal matters for more information and a link to the resource. The magistrates' court of victoria offers a range of full-time, part-time and casual positions current vacancies are listed on the victorian government careers website - wwwcareersvicgovau - under court services victoria.
For example, trial courts of limited jurisdiction —which can include municipal courts, magistrate courts, county courts and justice of the peace courts — hear some kinds of civil cases, juvenile cases, minor criminal cases and traffic violations. The work of the court the michigan supreme court reviews an average of 2,000 applications for leave to appeal and a small number of original actions each year of those, roughly 2-3 percent are argued before the court and decided by opinion. The structure of the courts uk supreme court appeal only, on points of law justices of the supreme court court of appeal appeal only, on points of law to either the.
Introduction to the federal court system the federal court system has three main levels: district courts (the trial court), circuit courts which are the first level of appeal, and the supreme court of the united states, the final level of appeal in the federal system. California's court system is the largest in the nation and serves a population of more than 39 million people— about 11 percent of the total us population the vast majority of cases in the california courts begin in one of the 58 superior, or trial, courts, which reside in each of the state. Magistrate court, also called small claims court, is an informal court that handles money claims of less than $15,000 this court offers a quick and inexpensive process to resolve complaints examples of problems often taken to magistrate court include.