Adjournment of proceeding to drug court division 4d. Act 7 magistrates courts amendment act 2007 1a in particular, the court shall, when conducting a trial of the offence of defilement, consider the need, in the interest of the child, to exercise its power under article 282 of the constitution, to exclude the press and the public from the proceedings before the court for reasons of. Versions of this act includes consolidations, reprints and as passed versions. Magistrates courts act principal legislation arrangement of sections section title part i preliminary provisions 1. Power of magistrate to remand for lack of jurisdiction. The high court may act either on the report of the lower court or on the application of a party interested or on its own initiative. This act may be cited as the magistrates courts act 1 984, and shall come into operation such date as the, minister may, by order published in the gazette, appoint, 2. The presiding officer of the court shall be a person appointed under this act as the chief magistrate or as a principal magistrate, senior magistrate, or magistrate and assigned to that court by the chancellor.
In this act, unless the context requires otherwise. Sections 9 and 12 amended by judicial matters amendment act 8 of 2017. Part xx civil jurisdiction of magistrates courts and provisions relating to the exercise of that jurisdiction. These rules supplement, and in designated instances supersede, the. Section 9 amended by judicial matters amendment act 24 of 2015. An act to repeal and reenact, with certain modifications, the magistrates courts, act 1963 part i preliminary. This act may be cited as the magistrates court act chapter 7. This is a republication of the magistrates court act 1930 including any amendment.
Western australian legislation magistrates court act 2004. Magistrates courts act uganda legal information institute. What can you do if you know that you will not be able to go to magistrates court on the day that trial is scheduled. Magistrates courts amendment act, 2007, 2007 uganda. These rules apply to all civil cases in the magistrate courts of the state of west virginia. Constitution of court 1 the court is to be constituted by one magistrate. Representation of crown and government departments. Magistrates act, 1993act no 90 of 1993 regulations in this schedule the regulations means the regulations published by government notice no. Summons or warrant in case of person not so present. Once you know the date and location of the trial, you should decide whether you will be able to go to trial on that date. The post was formally known as police magistrate when, magistrates courts were known as police magistrate courts. Protection of magistrates, justices of the peace and.
The magistrate court also hears applications for arrest and search warrants. Matters of statewide concern the following rules, to be known as uniform magistrate court rules, are to be given statewide application. District court of queensland act 1967 part 1 preliminary page 8 current as at 12 february 2018 authorised by the parliamentary counsel district court judge means a judge of the district court of queensland. Rules of court the rules board for courts of law has, under section 6 of the rules board for courts of law act, 1985 act no. Chapter 11 the magistrates courts act an act to provide for the jurisdiction, powers and functions of magistrates courts and for other related matters. The act defines jurisdiction proceedings relating to land and in case of customary law. Versions of this act includes consolidations, reprints and as passed versions subsidiary legislation made under this act current versions history of this act. Swaziland, the proceedings in magistrates courts in all criminal cases and the trial. Signed by the officer administering the government in afrikaans. Magistrates court act 1930 act legislation register. Subject to the provisions of section 17 of the act, a magistrate shall have jurisdiction. The legislative history at the back of the act provides detail about the past and future operation of the act. Magistrates courts amendment act 8 of 1967 general law amendment act 70 of 1968 establishment of the northern cape division of the supreme court of south africa act 15 of 1969 magistrates courts amendment act 17 of 1969 general law amendment act 101 of 1969 general law amendment act 17 of 1970 magistrates courts amendment act 53 of 1970.
Procedure for bringing dangerous and large exhibits to court pdf 35kb. Chapter 2 magistrates court and magistrates part 2. Where in the opinion of a judge of the court any cause or matter before him is such as will be heard and determined or disposed of more expeditiously by a magistrate s court, the judge of the court may, subject to the provisions of this act, at his discretion order that such cause or matter be heard and determined by a magistrate s court. Power to search for strangers in diamond protection areas. All local rules of the magistrate courts shall expire effective january 1, 1996. To consolidate and amend the law relating to magistrates courts. Power of judge of supreme or crown court to act in cases relating to rates and. Director of public prosecutions to determine offences to be committed to high court.
Director of public prosecutions to determine offences to be committed to high. Laws of trinidad and tobago ministryooooothooyttornyoon. Procedure where trial on indictment appears more suitable. You must have an important and valid reason for not being able to go to magistrates court. Where proceedings in which a guardian is required are commenced without a court may appoint guardian, the court may a appoint as a guardian, any person who consents to act and gives an undertaking. Meaning of family member part 2the magistrates court of victoria 4. An act of parliament to establish magistrates courts. Magistrate court civil rules, 2018, statutory instrument 11 of 2019. Note on increase of fines the law revision miscellaneous provisions act 1980 47 of 1980 section 8 provides that as from 31st july 1981 date of publication of the revised edition of the laws of trinidad and tobago, a fine prescribed by any written law not published in the revised edition. All fees and moneys received in courts to be subject to foregoing provisions. Part ii establishment of magistrates courts, appointment of magistrates and law to be administered.
Where in the opinion of a judge of the court any cause or matter before him is such as will be heard and determined or disposed of more expeditiously by a magistrates court, the judge of the court may, subject to the provisions of this act, at his discretion order that such cause or matter be heard and determined by a magistrates court. Every application for the exercise of the power conferred by this section shall be made by motion, which shall, except when the applicant is the director of public prosecutions. Magistrates courts are primary courts, district courts or courts of a resident magistrate. This act may be cited as the magistrates courts act. Magistrates court act 1991 south australian legislation. Judge only may authorize search in post and telegraph offices. Magistrates court is a court of law with civil and criminal jurisdiction. An act to consolidate certain enactments relating to the jurisdiction of, and the practice and procedure before, magistrates courts and the functions of justices clerks, and to matters connected therewith, with amendments to give effect to recommendations of the law commission. Court as assigned by the chief magistrate or the rules. If that person is not present in court, the magistrate shall issue a summons requiring him or her to appear or, when that person is in custody, a warrant directing the officer in whose custody he or she is to bring him or her before the court. The magistrate court conducts hearings and trials in criminal cases, civil actions, and ordinance violations for. Statement of claim pdf defendants answer pdf magistrate court fee schedule pdf updated january 2020. Magistrates may act for each other and governorgeneral may direct them to do so. Magistrates courts act 32 of 1944 south african government.
Magistrates courts act 32 of 1944 legal assistance centre. The law allows you to represent yourself as an individual in court. Magistrates courts act 32 of 1944 sa sa gg 3346 came into force in south west africa on 1 december 1970 when the amendments made by act 53 of 1970 were brought into force. The court hears more than 18,000 civil and criminal matters annually. Where it is made to appear to the power of court court of appeal on an application by one of of appeal to the parties or otherwise that any civil action transfer case to or proceeding instituted in a primary court district court. Act magistrates court lists on 22 may 20 ceremonial sitting of the act supreme court pdf 62kb rtf 64kb 29 april 20. Criminal jurisdiction of resident magistrates court. Magistrates courts act ch 16 chapter 16 the magistrates courts act. High court act, 1990 under section 39 of the high court act, 1990 act no. Signed by the officer administering the government in. However, the laws and rules that govern courts can be complicated. Magistrate court civil rules, 2018, statutory instrument 11 of 2019 s v kawodza hh 61618, crb bnr 11518 2018 zwhhc 616 04 october 2018. Construction of dock in courtroom 2 of the magistrates court pdf 89kb rtf 11kb 10 may 20.
Search without a warrant in cases where articles are being conveyed, etc. These faqs cover only civil proceedings in magistrates court. In sri lanka, a magistrate is a judicial officer appointed to preside over a magistrates court to a particular jurisdiction under the judicature act no 02 of 1978. Section 12 of the principal act is hereby amended by the substitution for subsections 6, 7 and 8 of the following subsections, respectively. Special provisions where original court unable to complete proceedings. Magistrates courts act table of contents rules of court.763 238 313 367 22 875 1279 898 567 911 1196 635 607 1469 575 1256 878 869 1099 1242 846 88 274 809 1205 480 852 281 326 511 1247 318 750 1290 989 1022 890 1194 528 783 696 306 2 271 1158 1040 705 1082 447 1375 487