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committal

the sending of a person to court or to prison.
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The next section attempts to provide a more complete picture of the historical changes in female imprisonment by providing an overview of committals on conviction each year to prison.
Cases will now be sent to the higher court as soon as it is clear the matter is serious enough, without the need for a separate committal hearing.
Committal Service to take place at Pentrebychan Crematorium, Wrexham on Wednesday, 18th July at 1.
The allegations dated back to June and defence solicitor Richard Williams said the case was originally due for committal to the Crown Court on October 5.
Magistrates referred the case to Crown court, adjourning for a committal hearing on September 14.
At the committal hearing yesterday, Farrow was accused of three further offences of receiving stolen goods, including gardening equipment, soft drinks, a shredder and pedal cycle.
The church prefers the body to be present at the funeral liturgy, with cremation and committal of the remains taking place afterward.
But magistrates turned down his request and ordered him to appear in person at the committal hearing.
From tomorrow committal proceedings for all indictable offences, which take place at magistrates' courts, will be abolished.
Dawson did not appear for his committal hearing, but stipendiary magistrate Neil McKittrick took the unusual decision to commit him for trial in his absence.