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    Nope. Complexity doesn't come into it other than if there is a specific point of law but in that case a bench of three will always have a legal advisor who is a qualified solicitor or barrister (A DJ is a qualified solicitor in his/her own right).

    On the second point, there is some anecdotal evidence that juries are reluctant to convict in certain cases due to the perceived harshness of the punishment compared to the nature of the offence (for example an 18 year old bloke pinches a 17 year old girl's bum in a nightclub for a laugh, technically that's indecent assault and so, if convicted, he faces going on the Sex Offenders Register; a jury might think this too onerous and find him not guilty)
    You can say "nope" but seeing as I have personal experience of exactly that happening then I'll have to disagree. Unless one of the best solicitors in the country was giving duff advice and the magistrate involved was a liar of course. Who knows?

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      I think I'm probably being a bit thick here but surely the video evidence is pretty conclusive.
      Self defence from what i saw
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      Petty sure he's claiming self defense. The bloke he punched did try and bottle him.
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      Joining up with the England team in NZ.

      Ben Stokes will join the England squad in New Zealand after appearing at Bristol Magistrates Court on Tuesday on a charge of affray.

      The first hearing of Stokes' trial is scheduled for Monday, 12 March at Bristol Crown Court, although he is not required to return to the UK to attend it.

      Stokes, who missed the recent Ashes series which hosts Australia won 4-0, will arrive in Hamilton in Friday, where England face the Black Caps on Sunday.

      However, an England and Wales Cricket Board statement said Stokes "is not currently being considered" for the ongoing T20 tri-series, which ends on 21 February.

      England then play five one-day internationals and two Tests against New Zealand.
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      The report I read said about Stokes and the other 2 sent for trial and the defence will be that it was in self defence. I assume that is Stokes as they cant all claim that.
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      The report I read said about Stokes and the other 2 sent for trial and the defence will be that it was in self defence. I assume that is Stokes as they cant all claim that.
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      Why not ?
      Somebody has to initiate an attack either Stokes attacks and they defend themselves or they attack and Stokes defends himself. they can all say it but cant all be correct.
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      England cricketer Ben Stokes denies affray charge - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-43370325

      Trial date set for Monday 6th August, which is the day after the 5th day of the 1st Test against India at Edgbaston. The 2nd Test at Lord's starts on Thursday 9th.
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      I know it is the prosecution but the complete opposite of what was reported appears to be coming out in court today. Saying that Ben Stokes was the aggressor, flicked cigarettes at the gay couple and mocked them. I thought he was meant to have been sticking up for them?
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      I know it is the prosecution but the complete opposite of what was reported appears to be coming out in court today. Saying that Ben Stokes was the aggressor, flicked cigarettes at the gay couple and mocked them. I thought he was meant to have been sticking up for them?
      That's how it was reported from memory. I guess this explains why it's been taken this far, rather than being dropped.

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