At the Criminal Mediation, the following can happen:
- The Magistrate may refer both parties to a Community Mediation Centre where there are a panel of trained and respected mediators or to a Court Mediator. Here, if there is an agreement, the parties can sign a Settlement Agreement. If there is no agreement, there will be a fresh Notice with another date to attend before the Magistrate.
- Any person who fails to comply with the order of the Magistrate shall be guilty of contempt of court and action may be taken against him under section 8 of the State Courts Act (Cap. 321).
The Magistrate may also mediate the matter. If there is no settlement agreement here, the Complainant may wish to proceed to trial by way of a Private Summons (there is a small fee payable for each summons).