WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU CLAIM TRIAL TO YOUR CRIMINAL CHARGE?
When you inform the Court that you want to claim trial to the charge, your case will be scheduled for a Pre-Trial Conference (PTC) and, eventually trial dates.
The purpose of the trial is to allow both the Defence and the Prosecution to present their cases and evidence in support of their cases for the Court to assess and decide whether the Prosecution has proven the allegations made against you proven beyond reasonable doubt or whether the Defence has managed to raise reasonable doubt in the Prosecution’s case.
At the trial, both the Defence and Prosecution will each produce witnesses to testify and present evidence in support of their respective cases and to support the version of events and arguments that they are relying on. These witnesses will be questioned by the opposing party who will try to challenge their testimonies to persuade the Court that their evidence is less credible and unreliable.
If the Prosecution proves its case against you beyond reasonable doubt, you’ll be found guilty and convicted of the offence and the Court will proceed to decide on the punishment and sentence to impose on you. If the Prosecution fails to do this or if your Defence lawyers successfully prove that there is a reasonable doubt in the Prosecution’s case, then you’ll be acquitted of the charge.
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