Criminal Practice and Procedure in the Magistrates' Courts in the Commonwealth Caribbean presents a broad overview of criminal procedure as well as a detailed analysis of the primary areas of practice. This comprehensive, reader-friendly text introduces students to criminal procedure and provides practitioners with a ready reference for practice. From the commencement of proceedings, to sentencing and appeals, Criminal Practice and Procedure is a handbook for anyone involved in the criminal justice system. Covering up to date developments in areas such as plea bargaining and the treatment of juveniles readers are provided with a bridge to the gap of understanding the fundamentals of criminal law and how the law operates in practice. The major areas covered are: Commencement of Proceedings; Bail; Officers of the Magistrates' Courts; Enforcement of Attendance; Committal Proceedings; Summary Trial; Triable Either Way; Juveniles; Sentencing; and Appeals. Comprehensively referenced to existing and pending legislation as well as case law, Criminal Practice and Procedure is an important foundational text for the student and practitioner alike.