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How does jury empanelment work?

How does Jury empanelment work?

Thursday January 19, 2017

It is important to note that not all criminal matters require involvement with a jury. For example, minor matters (‘summary’ or ‘minor indictable’ offences) heard in the Magistrates Court are heard by the Magistrate without the presence of a jury. However, if the alleged offence is more serious, the matter is referred to a higher court, most commonly the District Court but sometimes the Supreme Court for the most serious offences including murder.   Read More