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When bringing the accused before the Magistrate Court in Western Australia, there are procedures that must be followed

There are different ways also when to bring the accused before the said Court. One of which is when there is a warrant of arrest being issued to the accused or a case where a warrantless arrest was issued against him, and he was brought before the court. There is also the possibility that a prosecution notice was filed before the court, and the court ordered for the issuance of a warrant of arrest against the accused.

The bringing of the accused before the court is not always by virtue of a warrant of arrest. The accused may be brought before the court on his own voluntary act and deed in response to a subpoena sent to him requiring him to answer the complaint filed against him or one which requires him toappear before the court on a specific time and date.

The accused may also be appearing before the magistrate court in Western Australia in connection with his application for bail which entails that he or she has already previously appeared in court except when her or his bail undertaking was granted by the police authorities.

Arrest is the first step which brings the offender before the magistrate court and this initial step marks the beginning of a judicial process whereby evidence are presented, and witnesses testify against the accused. It ends the ministerial function in connection with the making of the arrest and formulation of the charges and investigation of the police officers.

Disclaimer : This article is just a summary of the subject matter being discussed and should not be regarded as a comprehensive legal advice for you to defend yourself alone. If you are charged with criminal offences, it is recommended that you seek legal assistance from criminal lawyers.

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