Definitions for "Crown Court"
The Crown Court is part of the Supreme Court in England and Wales that deals criminal cases after they have been through the Magistrates' Court. The criminal cases tried at the 90 Crown Court centres around England and Wales, are generally very serious in nature and require a judge and a jury to decide the verdict. The Crown Court also hears appeals from disputed cases that have been dealt with in the Magistrates' Court.
The Crown Court deals with all crime committed or sent for trial by magistrates' courts. Cases for trial are heard before a judge and jury. The Crown Court also acts as an appeal Court for cases heard and dealt with by the Magistrates.
The criminal court that deals with the most serious charges