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Blackstone's Magistrates' Court Handbook 2019 isbn 9780198826651

Blackstone's Magistrates' Court Handbook 2018

ISBN13: 9780198814429
New Edition ISBN: 9780198826651
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780198783794
Published: October 2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback Pocketbook
Price: £54.99

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The new edition of the bestselling Blackstone's Magistrates' Court Handbook provides a complete practical guide for the busy practitioner. Incorporating essential extracts from the Magistrates' Court Sentencing Guidelines, it offers all you need in one trustworthy source.

Covering all the key aspects of magistrates' court practice, the book focuses on the areas most likely to arise at short notice requiring an instant response from the advocate, as well as on those offences most frequently experienced at court, such as public order, dishonesty, drugs, weapons, driving, criminal damage, and sexual offences.

Blackstone's Magistrates' Court Handbook's easy-to-use pocket-sized format facilitates quick reading and instant decision-making. Tables, flow-charts, and a clear system of icons aid comprehension and speedy navigation. Cross-referencing to Blackstone's Criminal Practice 2018 provides you with easy access to in-depth commentary.

  • The bestselling complete guide to the magistrates' court
  • Pocket-sized format is perfect for constant use at court
  • Clear layout and unique system of icons allows you to find information you need instantly
  • Essential extracts from the Magistrates' Court Sentencing Guidelines
  • Cross-referencing to Blackstone's Criminal Practice 2018 guides you to in-depth commentary
New to this Edition:-

  • Coverage of the new magistrates' court guidelines
  • New Practice Directions and Criminal Procedure Rules

Criminal Law, Courts and Procedure
Part A Procedure and Evidence
A1 Abuse of Process
A2 Adjournments
A3 Admissibility and Exclusion of Evidence
A4 Allocation and Plea Before Venue
A5 Amending Charge
A6 Appeals and Reopening
A7 Bad Character
A8 Bail
A9 Binding Rulings
A10 Case Management
A11 Civil Orders
A12 Commencing Proceedings: Time Limits
A13 Costs
A14 Court-Appointed Legal Representatives
A15 Custody Time Limits
A16 Disclosure
A17 Extradition
A18 Hearsay
A19 Identification Evidence
A20 Legal Aid
A21 Mental Disorder
A22 Misbehaviour at Court
A23 Presence of Defendant in Court
A24 Precharge hearings
A25 Remand Periods
A26 Reporting Restrictions
A27 Sending and Transfer for Trial
A28 Special Measures and Vulnerable Witnesses
A29 Submission of No Case
A30 Transfer/Remittal of Criminal Cases
A31 Video Links
A32 Witnesses, Issue of Summons or Warrant
Part B Youths in the Adult Court
B1 Age of Offender and the Position of Those Attaining 18
B2 Bail
B3 Breach of Orders, and New Offences Committed During an Order
B4 Jurisdiction of the Adult Magistrates' Court over Youths
B5 Managing the Case
B6 Parents and Guardians
B7 Remittal to the Youth Court for Trial/Sentence
B8 Reporting Restrictions
B9 Sentencing
B10 Summary Trials Involving Youths
Part C Offences
C1 Animal Offences
C2 Breach Offences
C3 Administration of Justice
C4 Communication Network Offences
C5 Computer Misuse
C6 Criminal Damage
C7 Drugs
C8 Education Act
C9 Immigration Offences
C10 Prison Offences
C11 Public Order
C12 Road Traffic Offences-Definitions
C13 Road Traffic Offences
C14 Sexual Offences
C15 Dishonesty and Offences Against Property
C16 Offences Against the Person
Part D Sentencing
D1 Age of Offender
D2 Alteration of Sentence
D3 Banning Orders (Football)
D4 Bind Over
D5 Breach of Prison Licence Supervision
D6 Committal for Sentence
D7 Community Orders and Sentences: General
D8 Compensation Order
D9 Confiscation: Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
D10 Criminal Behaviour Orders
D11 Custodial Sentences
D12 Dangerous Offenders
D13 Deferment of Sentence
D14 Deprivation Order
D15 Detention in Young Offender Institution
D16 Discharges: Conditional and Absolute
D17 Discounts for Early Plea
D18 Disqualification from Driving
D19 Exclusion from Licensed Premises
D20 Financial Orders: priority for payment
D21 Fines
D22 Forfeiture Order
D23 Guardianship and Hospital Orders
D24 Newton Hearings
D25 Offences Taken into Consideration (TICs) and the Totality Principle
D26 Penalty Points for Driving Offences
D27 Prescribed Minimum Sentences
D28 Pre-Sentence Reports
D29 Previous Convictions
D30 Prosecution Costs
D31 Racially and Religiously Aggravated Crimes
D32 Remand to Hospital for Reports
D33 Restitution Order
D34 Restraining Order
D35 Return to Custody
D36 Sexual Offences Notification Requirements
D37 Sexual Harm Prevention Order
D38 Sexual Orientation, Disability, or Transgender Identity
D39 Victim Surcharge Order
D40 Suspended Sentences
D41 Time on Remand or Qualifying Curfew
Appendix 1 Preparation for Effective Trial
Appendix 2 Extracts from Criminal Procedure Rules
Appendix 3 Indictable Only Offences and Offences Carrying Life Imprisonment
Appendix 4 Fraud Guideline
Appendix 5 Rehabilitation Periods
Appendix 6 Sentencing Decision Flow Chart

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