Nathan is charged with Burglary of a
warehouse. He is alleged to have taken 400 lamps worth a total of £40,000. He
makes his first appearance at the magistrates’ court and instructs you to make
an application for bail. You suspect that your application will be unsuccessful
and advise him of this. He asks you how long the magistrates could remand him
in custody if they refuse him bail.
Which one of the following would be WRONG advice?
[A] The magistrates can remand Nathan in custody for a period of 8 clear days.
[B] If Nathan is refused bail he can appeal the decision to the Crown Court.
[C] The magistrates usually remand a defendant in custody for a period of 7 days.
[D] The magistrates can remand Nathan in custody for a period of 28 days, even if he
refuses to consent.
[D] The magistrates can remand Nathan in custody for a period of 28 days, even if herefuses to consent.
CORRECT ANSWER– remands are for8 days unless there is consent to the longer aggregated remands