What is a trial listing hearing WA?

What is a trial listing hearing WA?

Trial Listing Hearing After the accused has been provided with all of the evidence against them they will be committed (formally transferred) to the District Court to appear at a Trial Listing Hearing. If the accused person is found guilty they will be sentenced at the conclusion of a trial, or at a later date.

What are the pre trial procedures?

Pretrial Procedures in Criminal Cases

  • Agreed Case Statement.
  • Witness Lists.
  • Exhibit Lists.
  • Motions in Limine.
  • Voir Dire Questions.
  • Jury Instructions. The parties are instructed to meet and attempt to agree on jury instructions and to file proposed instructions before the final pre-trial conference.

    How to contact the Magistrates Court in Perth?

    The general number for the Perth Magistrates Court for criminal matters is 9425 2222. Contact details for Magistrates Courts may be found on the Magistrates Court website at www.magistratescourt.wa.gov.au (About the court > Court Locations and Contacts).

    When does trial preparation begin in Magistrates Court?

    Trial Preparation commences after a matter has proceeded to a Pre-Trial Conference, which is essentially a form of mediation done through the Court. If a matter is unable to be resolved at the Pre-Trial Conference, the Registrar will often make programming orders as to Trial Preparation and Trial Process.

    Where are criminal trials heard in Western Australia?

    Trials can be heard in the Magistrates, District, or Supreme Court. The court in which a trial is heard usually depends on the severity of the offence. For example, in Western Australia the charge of Common Assault is a ‘summary’ offence; this means that it can only be heard in the Magistrates Court.

    What do Magistrates Court do in Western Australia?

    The Magistrates Court of Western Australia has multiple registries located around the State to deal with: Criminal – offence-based matters; and Civil – claims for debt or damages and non-offence based matters (eg extraordinary drivers licence applications, dividing fences and restraining orders).

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