A procedure in the magistrates court where the court hears evidence in relation to an indictable offence in order to decide whether the matter should be sent to a higher courtâ€¢ Criminal Courtsâ€¢ Duty Lawyerâ€¢ Justices of the Peace
the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)
sending someone to a court (usually from a magistrates' court to the Crown court) or to prison;
a committal or preliminary hearing is held in the District Court for all offences where the defendant is to be tried by jury in order to check whether there is a case against the defendant.
A proceeding in which a Magistrate determines if there is enough evidence to support a charge of an indictable offence.
This is an outcome of a deposition hearing when the court finds the defendant has a case to answer and therefore sets the case down to be tried before a jury.