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Task  Police 

Please note that this is a guidance note on what each MG Form is used for. If you are looking for access to a downloadable or viewable version of the …

I’ve been charged. What happens now?

Task  Police 

If you have been charged this means that you have been officially accused of a crime. You will be given a ‘charge sheet’. The charge sheet will tell you about the crime you have been accused of. 

What happens in a magistrates’ court?

Task  Courts 

A magistrate is a volunteer from the local area who is trained to deal with less serious criminal cases. The cases are considered by 2 or 3 magistrates or a district judge. A district judge is a lawyer. 

What happens in a Crown Court?

Task  Courts 

Crown Court deals with serious criminal cases, such as murder, rape, or robbery. 

What happens in a youth court?

Task  Courts Youth Justice 

A youth court is a type of magistrates’ court for young people between 10 and 17 years of age. A magistrate is a volunteer from the local area who is trained to deal with less serious criminal cases.

What happens to my home if I go to prison?

Task  Knowledge Bank Prisons 

If you have offended and are sent to prison, it doesn’t mean you will have to lose your home. There are things you can do to keep your home, whether you own it or rent it.

What is the Incentives and Earned Privileges Scheme (IEPS)?

Task  Knowledge Bank Prisons 

The Incentives and Earned Privileges Scheme (IEPS) is a scheme that allows prisoners to earn extra privileges. 

I have been referred to the Disclosure and Barring Service, what does this mean?

Task  Knowledge Bank 

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) maintains lists of people that are barred from work involving children or vulnerable adults, also called ‘regulated activity’.  

How do I get a copy of my criminal record?

Task  Knowledge Bank 

This information applies to England and Wales. The process is different in Scotland and Northern Ireland. If you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland, and are applying for a job in the rest of the UK, follow this advice. 

How do I appeal a Crown Court conviction?

Task  Courts 

How you appeal will depend on whether you went to your trial. It will also depend on whether you were sentenced at a magistrates’ court or a Crown Court.