10th January 2017
Court Summons - Postal Requisition
Criminal proceedings have always been started by a person either being charged with an offence or being sent a summons requiring them to appear at Court, but the Police are increasingly making use of another provision; the Postal Requisition.
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If you have recieved a court summons, you can call us for a free, no obligation, confidential discussion about your circumstances. We will be able to explain how we can help and if you are eligibile for free representation under legal aid. Call us on freephone 0808 168 5550 or email email@example.com.
What is a Postal Requisition?
This is essentially charging by post. Where a written charge issues, the Prosecutor must at the same time issue a requisition which requires the person named to appear before a Magistrates Court to answer the charge.
Postal Requisitions will be used in cases involving adults where there are no language or communication problems and there is a known fixed address for the person concerned.
Why have I received one?
The Requisition can be used for a wide range of offences including the most serious, provided the Police do not seek to impose bail conditions. It is often used in cases where people have not been arrested, and have been interviewed as volunteers, often without previous legal advice.
The Postal Requisition has the same effect as a charge and if you do not answer it by going to court, a warrant may issue for your arrest.
What should I do?
Do not delay, if you receive a Postal Requisition you should seek legal advice from us immediately. We will be able to tell you what is alleged and how you can secure representation before court. We will tell you if Legal Aid is available and when we have your instructions we can discuss what defences you might have.
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