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Summons received, what next?

Postby TenaciousB » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:08 pm

I've received a summons. It lists the law that I am alleged to have contravened and a 4 month window in which I am alleged to have done it. Can I expect any more details before the hearing?
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Re: Summons received, what next?

Postby diy » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:59 am

normally they see if you are willing to plead guilty, before offering disclosure. But they must disclose their evidence within 7 days of the hearing or risk having an adjournment
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Re: Summons received, what next?

Postby TenaciousB » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:55 am

7 days before the hearing or 7 days after?
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Re: Summons received, what next?

Postby atticus » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:33 am

Evidence disclosed after a hearing is not available for use at the hearing.
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Re: Summons received, what next?

Postby dls » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:13 am

It will depend upon the nature of the offence.

A continuing act my go on for several months.
Another person may be able to remember that it tokk place between certain dates.
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Re: Summons received, what next?

Postby diy » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:59 pm

Sorry, my first reply wasn't clear. They must disclose not later than 7 days before the hearing or face the evidence either being rule inadmisable or an adjournment to allow correct disclosure. In a lot of magistrate scenarios, prosecutors are so used to a guilty plea that they sometimes forget to get all this sorted.

Read this:
http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/a_to_c/atto ... isclosure/
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