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What were the injuries please? Was it just the head?
Usually these matters are dealt with at the Crown Court. If you look at the sentencing guidelines Magistrates at page 197 it is only where it is a category 3 that is dealt with in the Magistrates Court.That is lower culpability and lesser harm. In reality even then it would be a High level community order to sending to the Crown Court.
You can find the guidelines here online:
I dont know whether it falls into Cat 3, only you would know this.
Have a look at the guidelines and you can see which bracket it falls into.
However generally the reality is that these types of offences are usually dealt with in the Crown Court.
I am sorry if this is not necessarily the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Have a look at the link:
Click on next at the bottom and you can see what the criteria is for each category
Does that clarify?
Yes its hard to say, its really down to what the Prosecution say as to the Category and then what the Court decide.
The court will hear representations from Prosecution and Defence to see where the matter should be dealt with.
No, at the hearing. Its to decide venue (Magistrates or Crown) before a plea is entered
Yes it reduces the sentence by 1/3rd
No, its not automatic. It could be a community order or if it is custody a suspended sentence
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Yes he can plead guilty with mitigating circumstances
Can I clarify?