For the first time on Australian television, cameras are allowed inside Australia’s busiest local court complex – The Downing Centre in Sydney.
This observational documentary series gives viewers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into the daily dramas facing the Magistrates as they hear all kinds of cases from drug matters and drink driving, to assault, theft, fraud and vandalism.
The range of human stories is as broad as society itself. Defendants are rich and poor, young and old, serial offenders and first timers. The only constant is that they are all equal in front of the law, and when the magistrates pass their final judgments, lives change forever.