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Blackstone's Magistrates' Court Handbook 2020

ISBN13: 9780198846673
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780198826651
Published: October 2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
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 delivers 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.

With a new, more streamlined format for the 2020 edition, Blackstone's Magistrates' Court Handbook provides the perfect balance of portability and detail, facilitating quick navigation 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 2020 provides you with easy access to in-depth commentary, whilst a new appendix updates the latest edition of Blackstone's Handbook of Youths in the Criminal Courts (published in 2018) to reflect major developments in the law and practice relating to youths in the criminal justice system.

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: Hearsay
A18: Identification Evidence
A19: LegalaAid
A20: Mental Disorder
A21: Misbehaviour at Court
A22: Presence of Defendant in Court
A23: Pre-Charge Hearings
A24: Remand Periods
A25: Reporting Restrictions
A26: Sending and Transfer for Trial
A27: Special Measures and Vulnerable Witnesses
A28: Submission of No Case
A29: Transfer/Remittal of Criminal Cases
A30: Video/Live Links
A31: Witnesses, Issue of Summons, or Warrant

Part B Youths in the Adult Court
B1: Age of Offender and the Position of Those Attaininga18
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: Remittal to the Youth Court for Trial/Sentence
B7: Reporting Restrictions
B8: Sentencing

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: Harassment offences
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
C17: Weapons Offences

Part D Sentencing
D1: Alteration of Sentence
D2: Banning Orders (Football)
D3: Bind Over
D4: Breach of Prison Licence Supervision; Return to Custody
D5: Committal for Sentence
D6: Community Orders
D7: Compensation Order
D8: Confiscation: Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
D9: Criminal Behaviour Orders
D10: Custodial Sentences
D11: Dangerous Offenders
D12: Deferment of Sentence
D13: Deprivation Order
D14: Detention in Young Offender Institution
D15: Discharges: Conditional and Absolute
D16: Discounts for Early Plea
D17: Disqualification from Driving
D19: Financial Orders: Priority for Payment
D20: Fines
D21: Forfeiture Order
D22: Mental Health Disposals
D23: Newton Hearings
D24: Offences Taken into Consideration (TICs) and the Totality Principle
D25: Penalty Points for Driving Offences
D26: Minimum Sentences
D27: Pre-Sentence Reports
D28: Prosecution Costs
D29: Racially and Religiously Aggravated Crimes
D30: Restraining Order
D32: Sexual Offences Notification Requirements
D33: Sexual Harm Prevention Order
D34: Sexual Orientation, Disability, or Transgender Identity
D35: Suspended Sentences
D36: Time on Remand or Qualifying Curfew
D37: Victim Surcharge Order

Appendix 1: Preparation for Effective Trial
Appendix 2: Extracts from the Criminal Procedure Rules
Appendix 3: Fraud Guideline
Appendix 4: Bladed Articles and Offensive Weapons Possession
Appendix 5: Domestic Abuse: Definitive Guideline
Appendix 6: Rehabilitation Periods
Appendix 7: Supplement to Blackstone's Handbook of Youths in the Criminal Courts (2018 edition)

Series: Blackstone's Courts & Tribunals Handbooks

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