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He should go to court
If he does not then the court will not show any leniency.
If he has good reasons for being late such as illness, etc the court can consider not convicting him.
They allow you to send in a letter but they are never as lenient when the defendant does not show as it appears that they did not care.
He may be able to get the court to agree and deal with the matter under section 19B of the Crimes Act with no conviction
He should have a solicitor and see what he can do.
This means he will not have a record.
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