What Is a Newton Trial at Crown Court?

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A Newton trial at crown court is the hearing that is held if the defence do not use facts opened by the prosecution which are capable of belief and are material to the central issue. A Newton hearing is brought about by the dispute between the defence and the prosecution. The crown after proper reflection and consultations look at the facts and come to a conclusion.
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If the jury cannot decide whether the accused is guilty or not, the case can be repeated but with a different selection of jurors.
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It is a trial which has not been allocated a judge or courtroom, but if either become available on the day (due to a 'fixed' trial not being ready) then the floater will be called
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The prosecution will present their evidence first. But i would strongly advise you to get a barrister, as the courts and judges especially, will not/ do not recognize humble lay folk
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If, following a guilty plea, the factual dispute between prosecution and defence versions is so different that it affects the appropriate sentence in the case, the court must hear evidence on the disputed points. Such hearings are referred to as “Newton hearings”. The Crown Court of England and Wales is, together with the High Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal, one of the constituent parts of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. It is the higher court of first instance in criminal cases.
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