Pascoe Criminal Law is based in the Melbourne CBD and attends the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court and the Melbourne Children’s Court on a frequent basis.
Melbourne Magistrates’ Court
The principal Court operating at the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court is located at 233 William Street, Melbourne.
The Court hears both criminal cases (summary and indictable offences) and a civil jurisdiction for disputes up to the value of $100,000 (debts, actions for damages, monetary disputes). In addition, the Court has an Intervention Order jurisdiction (Family Violence and Personal Safety).
The Court has a variety of other specialist services and Courts including:
The Melbourne Magistrates’ Court is the starting point for serious indictable cases that progress from a filing hearing, through a committal process, and then on to either the County or Supreme Court.
Most committal hearings across Victoria are held at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.
The Court operates a dedicated sexual offence list, where matters are case managed and finalised either in the Magistrates’ Court or proceed to the County Court.
A short distance from the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court is the Melbourne Children’s Court which sits daily.