No. Print a hard copy of Section 127 of the Magistrates Court's Act 1980 and this will depend on whether the offence you are accused is an indictable one.Lh2017 wrote: ↑17 Jul 2017 07:42So the question is. What do I do now?
I've been summoned to court on 2nd August and since the court threatened not to stop bailiff action unless I completed the forms, I have made a plea with the single justice procedure paperwork AND included a letter of mitigation.
Do I need a solicitor to fight whats happened so far? Or do I just turn up to court and ask when the information was first laid, hoping that it falls out of the 6-month window they had to lay the complaint in court...
If it's not, then the magistrate can sling it out because it's well out of time, or if the magistrate doesn't follow the law, you can appeal within 21 days. Then you will need a solicitor, but you can ask for your costs.