Magistrates' Courts Criminal Practice 2010 is a complete reference work for advocates and officials in the UK's Magistrates' courts. Designed to combine authority with practicality, it provides step-by-step advice on a vast array of court procedures following the normal progression of a case from cautions and the commencement of proceedings right through to appeals, including a thorough treatment of the law and practice of evidence as it relates to cases in the Magistrates' courts. The book contains procedural guides that provide a step-by-step summary of the main procedures supported by references to the UK legislative framework and case law. Elements of the offenses includes details of over 155 offenses, enabling advocates to identify quickly which elements of the offenses are disputed and which are not, as well as setting out available defenses. Statutory materials are presented alphabetically for quick and easy searches. Additionally, the full text is included on an accompanying CD-ROM, enabling access at the office and on a laptop at court. The 2010 edition has been fully updated to include: UK Youth Court Sections completely revised to take on board recent changes made by the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 and the introduction of the new SGC Guidelines * new guides dealing with Drinking Banning Orders and Violent Offender Orders * an evidence section revised to include new case-law dealing with such matters as bad character and hearsay * The Criminal Procedure Rules up to and including the 8th Update with full annotations * the latest legislative changes including the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 and the ongoing implementation and operation of the Criminal Justice Act 2003.