summary trial

summary trial

in criminal procedure, a trial without a jury decided upon both on the facts and the law by a judge who may be legally qualified or may be a magistrate (who has legal advice if required).

Maximum sentences are usually lower than in cases prosecuted on indictment. A summary trial, depending on the jurisdiction, usually involves a swifter procedure and a lessening of the procedural requirements associated with serious cases. Thus, it is unlikely that the requirements of notice and lodging of documents will be so strict and the presence of shorthand writers is unlikely to be a requirement or indeed an option. In England an offence that may be charged whether on indictment or in a summary court.

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Thereafter, the NDLEA counsel applied for Dung's summary trial, since he had pleaded guilty to the charge against him.
Police arrested those beggars and produced before court of executive magistrate who conducted summary trial and ordered expulsion of those baggers who belonged to different areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
ECP informed that the returning officer would be given the authority of a level one magistrate under which he or she would be able to announce a punishment immediately after carrying out a summary trial against the violators.
ISLAMABAD -- The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided to deploy Rangers and FC personnel outside the provincial assemblies and parliament house for the upcoming Senate polls and to empower returning officers to punish those breaching secrecy of ballot or attempting to compromise election transparency in any other manner after holding summary trial on the spot.
Sheriff Derek Reekie ordained Buchan to appear for summary trial on March 15th, with a preliminary hearing on February 20.
They demanded immediate arrest of the culprits and their hanging in public after summary trial. The brutal killing of the girl, the reported 12th incident of the identical nature that occurred within a two-kilometer radius of the Kasur city over the last year, ignited a wellspring of anger among the masses across Azad Jammu and Kashmir since Wednesday - like other parts of the country.
As many as 50 shopkeepers were arrested out of which 22 were sent to prison for three days after summary trial on the spot.
Prosecutor James Long said the case was suitable for summary trial and to be heard in front of magistrates but Ireland elected to have it heard at Newcastle Crown Court.
Prosecutor James Long said the case was suitable for summary trial and to be heard in front of magistrates, but Ireland elected to have it heard at Newcastle Crown Court.
Magistrates at the Huddersfield court ordered a summary trial to take place at the court on September 29 at 2pm.
Since that time, summary trial policies have remained frozen in time.
The proposed rule clarifies requirements to clinical researchers for registering clinical trials and submitting summary trial results information to ClinicalTrials.gov, a publicly accessible database operated by the National Institutes of Health.