1. The magistrate is hearing criminal law.
2. The Magistrates’ Court can hear summary offences (such as traffic offences, minor assaults, minor drug offences, property damage and offensive behaviour), indictable offences heard summarily, and committal proceedings.
3. The Kevin Angwin case represents an example of a summary offence.
5. The term bail refers to the temporary release of an accused awaiting trial. Bail was likely to have been granted in the Kevin Angwin case because the magistrate believed that Angwin was not a danger to society and was remorseful.