Is the Matter Listed in the County Court?

COUNTY COURT CASE OR SUPREME COURT CASE?

Whether a matter is heard in the County Court or Supreme Court is generally reflective of how serious the charges are. Most criminal cases can be heard in the County Court except very serious offences such as murder. The prosecutors choose to start proceedings in the Supreme Court rather than the County Court for some serious drug offences and conspiracy type charges.

Trials in the Supreme Court take longer and the sentences imposed are generally greater than County Court cases.

If the matter is listed in the County Court, press “yes”.

If it is in the Supreme Court, press “no”.

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