Magistrates' Court

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Magistrates' Court

the lowest level of criminal court in England and Wales which has some civil jurisdiction in family and licensing matters.
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The MoJ figures, released following a Freedom of Information Act request, reveal that across courts in England and Wales, one in eight cases heard at magistrates' courts in 2016 was for installing or using a TV receiver without a licence.
Yesterday Bridgend Magistrates' Court and Pontypridd Magistrates' Court, which was earmarked to shut between July and September, shut for good.
PONTYPRIDD Magistrates' Court will close today, leaving the whole of Rhondda Cynon Taff without a criminal court.
Consett Magistrates' Court and Morpeth County Court are among 86 justice buildings earmarked for closure as part of modernisation plans.
He added: "When the proposal to close Solihull Magistrates' Court was first discussed, I met with the relevant Minister about what impact this would have.
Take a look at the courts that dealt with some of the city's most notorious criminals here: Victoria Street magistrates' |court AT THE height of Liverpool's legal network, this centre formed part of 21 magistrates' courts across four buildings in the city centre.
A HM Courts and Tribunals Service report says: Halifax (Calderdale) Magistrates' Court and Family Court was built in 1898 and is a Grade II listed building.
CONSETT Magistrates' Court is among those facing the axe as part of the Government's cuts.
GUISBOROUGH Magistrates' Court is to close as part of cost cutting measures, justice minister Jonathan Djanogly has decided.
Serial offenders are more likely to get longer sentences which will begin at two weeks, even in magistrates' courts.
The existing magistrates' courts buildings on Dale Street and Victoria Street could be made available for redevelopment following the court relocation.
Magistrates' courts across England and Wales are to gain electronic access to one of the country's largest databases to help track down missing offenders who ignore fines and other court penalties.