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I will be in the magistrates court seventh time today. The

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I will be in the magistrates court for the seventh time today. The previous six were adjoined by the court for various reasons, none of my making. The offences alleged are speeding at the beginning of 2015 and failing to respond to various letters that I have never received. The fines now amount to more than �700. Do I have the right to demand a trial by jury. I am not guilty of any of the offences.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Not for speeding.

Speeding is summary only and so can only be tried by Magistrates Im afraid.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

There is no way around it.

That has been the law for many years now.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Although the delay of the Magistrates Court is scandalous.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Jo