Lay Magistrates

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Are Lay Magistrates paid?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Maybe

    • D. 

      Sometimes

  • 2. 
    Do Magistrates deal with indictable offences?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Maybe

    • D. 

      Yes, they will hear the case first and decide whether the appeal must be heard in the Crown Court

  • 3. 
    Do Magistrates have to live within the area where the case is heard?
    • A. 

      Yes, they have to live within 15 miles

    • B. 

      No, they can live anywhere

    • C. 

      No they can live abroad

  • 4. 
    Magistrates consist of three lay people. One is a qualified chairperson the others are known as what?
    • A. 

      Wangers

    • B. 

      Wingers

    • C. 

      Wongers

    • D. 

      Lingers

  • 5. 
    Do Magistrates decide on the verdict? 2 answers required.
    • A. 

      No, absolutely not

    • B. 

      Maybe

    • C. 

      Sometimes

    • D. 

      Yes

    • E. 

      The judge makes the decisions

  • 6. 
    Do Magistrates hear Early Administrative Hearings?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Maybe

    • D. 

      Sometimes

    • E. 

      Dont know

  • 7. 
    Do Magistrates have to have training? 2 answers required.
    • A. 

      Probably

    • B. 

      Yes

    • C. 

      No

    • D. 

      They are required to have training.

  • 8. 
    Can ethnic minority sit on the Magistrates bench?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Absolutely not.

  • 9. 
    And now for a trick question. Magistrates are always women. True or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      True

    • C. 

      True

    • D. 

      False

    • E. 

      True false.