Criminal Procedure in the District Court

Law and Practice

By Christopher Hughes, Stephen Hughes

This book contains a concise examination of Irish law and procedures most frequently encountered by practitioners in Ireland's District Court criminal law proceedings. The book provides succinct summaries of the relevant legislation, consolidated and annotated, for a broad range of the most commonly prosecuted offenses in the District Court. Presented in a simple, clear, and user-friendly format, the combination of practitioner tips, sample drafting/documentation, and consolidated and annotated legislation for a diverse array of commonly prosecuted offenses makes the book distinct and unique in its content and analysis of District Court criminal law practice and procedure. It will be essential for any legal practitioner (in particular solicitors) or member of the Gardai specializing in District Court criminal law. It additionally serves as a comprehensive resource and useful point of reference for legal academics, law students, and members of the public with an interest in criminal law as encountered in the District Court. Contents include: Background to the District Court * Instituting Proceedings and First Appearance * Bail * Disclosure * Legal Aid * Bench Warrants * Adjournments and Remands * Theft and Fraud Offenses "Public Law" Offenses * Road Traffic Offenses * Fixed Charge and Penalty Points Offenses * Non-Fatal, Firearm and Offensive Weapons, and Domestic Violence Offenses * Criminal Damage Offenses * "Attempt" and Other Inchoate Offenses * Public Order Offenses * Drug Offenses * Structure of a Hearing in the District Court * Evidence * Sentencing in the District Court * Appeals from the District Court * Case Stated * Judicial Review * Adult Cautioning Scheme * Costs. [Subject: Irish Law, Criminal Law]


Publication Date: 1/19/2015
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781905536689