Becca Fry + Jess Messenger Criminal Law What happens?
Somebody breaks the law A crime is committed and reported back to the police. This is called a statement.. Police investigate into the person being accused for the crime and take them to the police station if they seem guilty. This is called an arrest.. This person can then ask her from a solicitor when they are at the station. This is someone who knows about law..
Charges Police officers investigation into the crime with question the arrested person. This can last up to 72 hours! <ul><li>The police officers have three options on what to do with the suspect. </li></ul><ul><li>Let the person go </li></ul><ul><li>Ask the judge for 24 hours more questioning time </li></ul><ul><li>Charge the suspect. </li></ul>Charging suspect - means you have accused them off the crime. For police officer to charge someone they must have evidence linked to the offence.
Remand The suspect that has been charged will appear at the magistrates court and the judge will read the charge sheet, explaining what the suspect has been accused of. The solicitor may ask for the suspect to be put on bail. The magistrates will then decide whether of not to remand into custody or bail. Remand in bail. The suspect will be charged with the crime but can go freely until the are called back to court. Remand in custody. The suspect that has been charged and has to stay locked up until the court case comes back around.
Get ready for court The suspect and their solicitor will write down exactly what he/she said happened. Police help the witnesses to write down what the saw happened.