Definition of Crown Court in English:

Crown Court


  • (in England and Wales) a court of criminal jurisdiction, which deals with serious offences and appeals referred from the magistrates' courts.

    • ‘The applicant appeared at the Crown Court charged with two offences of indecent assault on young girls.’
    • ‘Accordingly, if his evidence is not accepted by the magistrates or the Crown Court, there is a reflection upon his character.’
    • ‘However, an appeal lies to the Crown Court against any order made by a magistrate under the 1984 Act.’
    • ‘It follows that there was no jurisdiction in the Crown Court to make the determinations which it did in December 2001.’
    • ‘His appeal to the Crown Court was heard in June and July 1999 and was dismissed.’
    • ‘From his arrest until his acquittal at the Crown Court, the Applicant was on bail.’
    • ‘They did not appear in the Crown Court, where the appellants had separate solicitors and separate counsel.’
    • ‘Her conviction by the Crown Court was quashed by the Court of Appeal but restored by the House of Lords.’
    • ‘The appellant was convicted of driving with excess alcohol and appealed to the Crown Court.’
    • ‘Five questions have been posed by the Crown Court for the consideration of this court.’
    • ‘This concerns an order for costs made by the Crown Court on an appeal from a magistrates court.’
    • ‘That is more satisfactorily achieved in a Youth Court than in a Crown Court.’
    • ‘The matter eventually became before the Crown Court a year later when the Claimant was put on probation.’
    • ‘Their effect is the early transfer of jurisdiction for management of such cases from magistrates to the Crown Court.’
    • ‘Indictable offences are more serious and are tried in the Crown Court before a judge and jury.’
    • ‘This appeal now proceeds in relation to the second offence following the dismissal by the Crown Court of the appeal.’
    • ‘The case will eventually be dealt with in the Crown Court, as the charges are too serious for magistrates to preside over.’
    • ‘My Lord will remember that in this case the Crown Court made a specific appeal to the general public interest in deciding to grant this appeal.’
    • ‘There is a right of appeal to magistrates and thereafter to the Crown Court.’
    • ‘On 5th October L appeared before the Youth Court and was committed to the Crown Court.’


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