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Received a Single Justice Procedure Notice? What you need to know

In 2015 the Ministry of Justice introduced the Single Justice Procedure Notice (SJPN) to speed up the processing of less serious offences such as rail fare avoidance and minor driving offences. We’ve produced some new information on the SJPN process.

While the process streamlines the court process at an administrative level there are some concerns about it’s fairness.

If you’ve received a SJPN then the worst thing you can do is to ignore it. If you’re in any doubt about how to plead or the implications of a guilty plea then we’d always advise that you get some legal advice.

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