The Crown Court is part of the Supreme Court in England and Wales that deals criminal cases after they have been through the Magistrates' Court. The criminal cases tried at the 90 Crown Court centres around England and Wales, are generally very serious in nature and require a judge and a jury to decide the verdict. The Crown Court also hears appeals from disputed cases that have been dealt with in the Magistrates' Court.
The Crown Court deals with all crime committed or sent for trial by magistrates' courts. Cases for trial are heard before a judge and jury. The Crown Court also acts as an appeal Court for cases heard and dealt with by the Magistrates.
The criminal court that deals with the most serious charges
Added - 09 Thu March 2006 Although many cases are entirely dealt with by the magistrates' court, the more serious ones are sent or committed to a Crown Court.
The court where people indicted of criminal offences are tried
'For the TV programme see Crown Court (TV series).'
Crown Court was an ITV afternoon television courtroom drama that ran from 1972 to 1985.