What type of court is the Downing Centre?
Today the Downing Centre houses local courts, state government courts, the District Court of New South Wales, and a law library known as the Downing Centre Library. There are courtrooms over seven levels of the Downing Centre.
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How many courts are in the Downing Centre?
It was named the ‘Downing Centre’ after former Attorney General and Minister for Justice Reg Downing. The Downing Centre contains 7 levels of courtrooms.
What cases are heard at Downing Centre?
The types of criminal cases heard in Downing Centre Local Court include:
- Drink driving, driving whilst suspended or disqualified, and other traffic cases.
- Drug possession and small drug supply cases.
- Common assault and assault occasioning actual bodily harm cases.
- Apprehended violence orders (AVOs)
Who is the Downing Centre named after?
Originally called the Mark Foy’s Piazza Store, the building was renamed as the Downing Centre in 1991 in honour of Reg Downing, a former NSW Attorney General and Minister for Justice. The building was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.
What is the difference between a judge and a magistrate in Australia?
A magistrate’s power is more limited in scope, meaning they typically only work in one county, province, or region, as compared to a circuit court judge, who handles an entire district. Once appointed a magistrate judge, they handle: Arbitration for a case summary, but not a trial.
What cases go to the Supreme Court?
The United States Supreme Court is a federal court, meaning in part that it can hear cases prosecuted by the U.S. government. (The Court also decides civil cases.) The Court can also hear just about any kind of state-court case, as long as it involves federal law, including the Constitution.
When did Mark Foys close?
1980Mark Foy’s / Ceased operations
The store traded under the Mark Foy’s name until leased by Grace Bros in 1980. In 1983 Grace Bros closed its doors and retailing finally ceased at the ‘Piazza’ building.
When did FOYS close in Melbourne?
Cox brothers went into receivership in 1968 ending the name of Foys in Melbourne….Foy & Gibson.
|Former Foy & Gibson department store located on Adelaide’s Rundle Street pictured in 1936.
|1883 Collingwood, Victoria, Australia
|Mark Foy Francis Foy William Gibson
Can you go to jail from Local Court?
The Local Court can only impose a maximum sentence of 2 years for any single offence, or 5 years for multiple offences. These restrictions do not apply to the higher courts.