Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:14 pm #1705987
gaznav wrote:But you do have a right of appeal or hearing - you can elect to fight what the panel decide in Court. Also, people say here that they wouldn’t be able to afford that - well that is exactly what Legal Aid was set up for from the Legal Services Commission.
gaznav wrote:If you feel that aggrieved at being wronged, and your case is clear cut, then you could ask to take it to Magistrates Court to be heard. The costs involved are normally only a few hundred quid if you are really that convinced that the panel have got it wrong - you would also be entitled to costs incurred if the Authority were found to be in the wrong.
My friend, you obviously do not really know how the system works. For ANY kind of charge that will 100% result in a fine, there is ABSOLUTELY NO POINT in fighting it, unless you yourself happen to be a lawyer that understands that part of the law. I well recall actually going to a Lawyer when married to my ex-wife regarding a traffic offence that I felt she was charged with unjustifiably after an accident. The advice given that I paid for was "You DO have a case, I think you were unfairly charged, but there is a small chance you will lose and the costs will be £xxxx, 10x the fine, the fine will be £xxx, just plead guilty and pay it".
That is the way it is.
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