Newton Hearing

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What is a Newton Hearing?

A Newton Hearing is the name given to a hearing that takes place when a person who has been charged with an offence admits the offence but does not agree with the facts of the case.

In other words, the person agrees that they committed the thing that was wrong but they believe the way it happened was different to the way that is described.

In this situation, the Magistrate will listen to both descriptions of the events and decide which version of events should be used for the case.

The case then carries on like an ordinary case would.