Sentencing, orders and appeals
This section has information about the way cases are finalised in the NSW Local Court.
Criminal cases in the NSW Local Court are heard by a magistrate, who determines the sentence or orders. Find out more about what happens at the end of a criminal case.
Civil cases can be finalised by agreement of both parties before they reach a hearing or they can be finalised by a magistrate. When they are finalised by the magistrate, he or she will make orders. Find out more about what happens at the end of a civil case.