Fridays, when the petty sessions' Court sits, are almost as busy.
I wonder is it to the petty sessions you'll be brought or is it to the Assizes?
It is governed by a constable appointed by the magistracy, and a petty sessions are held in the town.
The petty sessions of the hundred of Axminster are held here.
The reports of the petty sessions show that drunkenness is exceedingly rare.
The principal solicitor, Mr. Stork, was clerk of the petty sessions and registrar.
The new agent, however, is a tough customer, and in his quality of Clerk of petty sessions dabbles in legal lore.
The affair at the refreshment-room was to be heard of at petty sessions, and would, therefore, get into the local papers.
On the 25th of November following the magistrates began to sit daily at petty sessions.
I appeared for him at the petty sessions and made what, I flattered myself, was a very good defence.