More serious cases are sent to the Crown Court for trial and/or sentence. Trial at the Crown Court is before both a Judge and Jury, and in fact this is the better outcome in some instances as the trial may be fairer. However, this must be balanced against the possible prosecution costs, time it will take to conclude the case and the fact that sentencing powers in this court are greater.
We will guide you throughout the process to ensure that you know what is happening and why.
If at any time you have questions or concerns then please contact us.