Crown Court


Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Crown Court

the court, located around England and Wales, where serious crimes are tried by a judge with a jury. It hears appeals where the judge sits with magistrates.
References in periodicals archive ?
Lawyers on both sides will return to Preston Crown Court to argue their positions before judge Sir Peter Openshaw in June.
The case was discontinued at Cardiff Crown Court yesterday.
Collo will appear at Mold Crown Court on January 18.
It is every day be torture for and their MP Ann "To have to wait another six months after their case is actually received by the crown court is a terrible extra burden for them.
Ali was told by a district judge: "I'm committing you to stand your trial at Teesside Crown Court where you need to attend for the first time on September 11 at 9.30am."
Prosecutor Sean Morris explained: "Once the matter gets to crown court it will be expedited to so that the case can tie with the murder trial."
Karen Holt, a circuit judge at Isleworth crown court, was said to have looked at computer files about a child abuse trial due to be held elsewhere.
He added: "They were significant injuries, originally life-threatening, so the Crown would submit this case is appropriate for the crown court."
The sister of one said at Leeds Crown Court: "It's not even a year for a life."
No indication of plea was taken at the short hearing and both Hunting and Nicholson were ordered to appear at Newcastle Crown Court on October 24.
This volume reports on the findings of a 20-month study (conducted between 2011 and 2012) of the Crown Court in England and Wales, based on interviews with adult crime victims, witnesses, defendants, and professionals and practitioners working in two Crown Courts, and observation of court hearings, to detail the key features of the court's process as it is experienced by victims, witnesses, and defendants; the nature of the relationship between the different players in the courtroom; and the extent victims, witnesses, and defendants see court processes and outcomes as fair and legitimate.
FOUR men from Liverpool have appeared before a Crown court judge charged with murdering a 48-year-old father-of-two in North Wales.