Unfit to Plead in the Mags Court
Anecdotal evidence suggests more and more defendants are raising the defence of being unfit to plead.
Whilst there is a clear statutory procedure prescribed in the Crown Court, the fitness to plead procedure in the Magistrates’ Court lacks clarity and is prone to confusion.
Aimed at both prosecutors and defence lawyers, this session will examine the procedures in both the Crown and Magistrates’ Court and the disposals available if the defendant is found to have “done the act” or omission.
Consideration will also be given to unfit to plead case law and the fitness to plead criteria and how this is applied in practice.
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