THE MAGISTRATES COURT QUEENSLAND

In Queensland, all criminal cases start in the Magistrates Court, even if they must ultimately be dealt with in the District or Supreme Courts.

 

Who hears criminal cases in the Magistrates Court?

The person who hears/decides cases in the Magistrates Court is a Magistrate. If you plead guilty to a criminal offence, it is the Magistrate who will decide on the penalty you receive. Likewise, if you go to trial, it is the Magistrate who will decide if you are guilty, or not guilty of the criminal offence. There are no juries in the Magistrates Court.

 

What types of offences does the Magistrates Court deal with?

 

The Magistrates Court deals with a wide variety of offences, including offences such as:

  • Assaults. 
  • Drug offences.
  • Frauds. 
  • Property offences such as burglaries or break and enters of premises.
  • Public nuisances.
  • Shop lifting.

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