Rex v Norfolk Justices and Another ex parte Director of Public Prosecutions: 1950

The justices, having convicted a defendant, purported first to commit him to quarter sessions for sentence but the case was not one to which the sub-section applied.
Held: The committal was a nullity and the justices were entitled to proceed to sentence and an order was made compelling them to do so. Justices have jurisdiction to sentence a defendant, notwithstanding that they previously purported to commit him for sentence in respect of an offence which carried no such power.
[1950] KB 558
England and Wales
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Updated: 06 May 2021; Ref: scu.220279