Friday, 3 October 2008

Magistrates - Crown Court - New Rules for Defendants

Following news that 60% of all Defendants who plead not guilty at the Crown Court are found Not Guilty the Ministry of Justice has redefined the system for entering a plea in order to best serve the interests of Justice.
A Defendant upon arraignment will be asked to plead:
Guilty - whereupon the matter will move to sentencing
Enter no plea - whereupon the Court will enter a plea of guilty on his behalf - and then the matter will move to sentencing.

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