Going to court

Apr 22

By MAJ Law

Drink & Drug Driving Trials in the Magistrates’ Court – M.A.J. Law

Drink driving, drug driving and failing to provide a specimen are all known as ‘summary only offences’. This means that they can only be tried in the Magistrates’ Court. A Magistrates’ Court will consist of 3 lay Magistrates, or a District Judge sitting alone. There are no gowns, wigs or juries in…

Feb 27

By MAJ Law

‘Make a Plea’ scheme

Motorists accused of minor motoring offences will now be able to enter a formal plea online via the government following a successful scheme. The Government’s ‘Make a plea’ programme, which has recently been trialled at Manchester Magistrates’ Court, will allow drivers to register their response to…