Describe the process of deciding in which court a criminal trial will be heard, include all categories of offence.

Parliament has categorised the various types of offences and according to the category a decision will be made regarding the venue for the trial to take place.

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This essay focusses upon the work of the Magistrates' Court and the Crown Court and how work is allocated to these courts.

The work describes summary offences, triable either way offences and provides examples of each. The matter of the plea before venue and mode of trial hearings in the Magistrates' Court when dealing with either way offences is also explained.

The work of the Youth Courts is also included. The issue of sending youths to be dealt with in the Crown Court is also explained along with examples of charges which might trigger this procedure.


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