magistrates' court

Gavel

How Sentencing Actually Works Versus How the Public Think Judges Get It Wrong

How Sentencing Actually Works Versus How the Public Think Judges Get It Wrong Generally, the police or the Director of Public Prosecutions are responsible for determining what criminal charges a person will face based on available evidence. Statistics suggest that...

Court Hall

What is a Committal Mention?

What is a Committal Mention? We often get asked by people first entering the court system, what is a committal mention? A committal mention is a hearing in the Magistrates’ Court. Almost all criminal charges start in the Magistrates’ Court...