Practice and Procedure

R v C (2006)

PUBLISHED July 28, 2006

[2006] EWCA Crim 2132

Where a case had been sent to the Crown Court in error under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 s.51 the judge was entitled to lift a stay of proceedings imposed by the court and remit the case to the magistrates' court. The fact that the judge did so administratively without holding a hearing did not mean that there was no valid order of remittal.

CA (Crim Div) (Richards LJ, Simon J, Wilkie J)