||Now in its second edition, Blackstone's Magistrates' Court Handbook provides an indispensable, complete and practical guide for the busy court advocate, offering extensive coverage of offences, sentencing, procedure and evidential issues. Covering all the key aspects of magistrates' court practice, the book places strong emphasis on the areas most likely to arise at short notice requiring an instant response from the advocate, as well as on those offences most frequently experienced at court by a legal aid lawyer, such as public order, drugs, weapons, driving, criminal damage and sexual offences. * New Part on the Youth Court, one of the most complex aspects of magistrates' court procedure * Part A renamed Procedure and Evidence and expanded to include; Admissibility and Exclusion of Evidence, Amending Charge, Bad Character, Case Management, Commencing Proceedings, Constitution and Jurisdiction, Disclosure, Hearsay, Identification Evidence, Mental Disorder, and Submission of No Case.* Expanded sections on Abuse of Process and Costs * Part C on Offences provides expanded treatment of the offences, further coverage on Road Traffic offences, additional Public Order offences, and new coverage on tax credit fraud. Blackstone's Magistrate's Court Handbook is presented in an easy-to-use format, facilitating quick reading and instant decision-making. The text is broken down with frequent headings and bullet points, and there are a number of table and flow-charts, particularly on complex sentencing topics, as well as a clear system of icons to aid comprehension and speedy navigation.