Ever been told that you will be issued with a Fixed Penalty for speeding, but then receive a Court Summons?
There might be numerous reasons for this, but the most pertinent will be that the police officer didnít fully understand the scope of the charge and therefore provided you with the incorrect information.
Another reason might be that the police officer could not attribute a fine to the charge and issued you with a notice informing you of the transgression. The notice will require you to appear in court.
If you received a notice from the Police Officer and failed to appear in court, the prosecutor will then instruct the clerk of the criminal court to issue a summons against you.
It is therefore always better to pay any fines issued against you and adhere to all notices as this will afford you the opportunity to state your case.
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