Single Justice Procedure Notice – Driving Offence Solicitor
Single justice procedure notice: speeding or fail to give driver information (failing to identify the driver)
A Single Justice Procedure Notice is issued for Magistrates’ Court proceedings cases.
The two most common single justice procedure notice are
Single Justice Procedure Notice for Speeding / Exceeding the Speed Limit
Single Justice Procedure Notice for Failing to Identify the Driver (failing to give information relating to the identity of the driver).
What to do when you receive a single justice procedure notice:
It is important you contact us the moment you receive a single justice procedure notice. See: www.drivingsolicitors.co.uk
What is a single justice procedure notice?
A Single Justice Procedure Notice is intended to deal with summary only offences such as; speeding, no insurance, s.172 notice, failing to identify the driver, careless driving, using a mobile phone whilst driving etc.
You will receive a Single Justice Procedure Notice when facing a motoring offence. For example, if you have been caught exceeding the speed limit in the M40 (Oxfordshire). It is likely you will be summoned to appear at Banbury Magistrates’ Court, The Court House, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 2AW.
It is important you deal with the Single Justice Procedure Notice immediately. Do not leave the notice as you may be convicted of the driving offence in your absence.
Should you plead guilty or not guilty?
When you receive a Single Justice Procedure Notice it is important to consider if whether or not you will enter a plea of guilty or not guilty.
If you are convicted, the single justice can impose: a fine, a victim surcharge, prosecution costs and driving licence penalty points.
If you have you received a postal requisition from the police or a summons for a motoring offence it is important you contact us at driving solicitors immediately. See: www.drivingsolicitors.co.uk
Single Justice Procedure Notices are dealt with at Magistrates’ Court level.
A single justice procedure notice does not deal with more serious offences such as: as failing to stop or report an accident, drink driving, drug driving or dangerous driving. Imprisonable driving offences always have a Magistrates’ Court hearing.
If you decide to plead guilty, you will be dealt with by way of Single Justice Procedure notice. If you decide to plead not guilty, it is likely the matter will be dealt with at court in front of a judge.
If you receive the Single Justice Procedure Notice after the date of the alleged offence it is important you contact us to determine if it is still valid.
You will have the opportunity to enter you plea of not guilty or guilty online at makeaplea.justice.gov.uk
You can complete the hard copy and return it by post. We would recommend that you make a copy and post it recorded delivery.
Consider if you have an exceptional hardship argument as a way of avoiding penalty points.
Make a plea – Single Justice Procedure Notice.
If you are facing a disqualification for a motoring offence it is important you contact us as soon as possible to enable us sufficient time to prepare your mitigation and exceptional hardship argument.
If you reach 12 penalty points within a 3 year period you may be facing a 6 month ban. Depending in how many points you currently have on your driving licence you may lose your licence as a totter depending on what driving offence you have been charged with.
Please consider our previous blogs for the driving offence codes and points allocated to each specific offence.
It is important you contact us if you are facing a more serious offence such as drink driving or drug driving.
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