No fines without court appearance UK

Started by Julian, Sep 23, 2005, 03:35 AM

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Yes apparently there is is an argument ensuing that no fines can be collected unless a person has had the opportunity to appear before a court of law.

This includes Inland Revenue, DVLA

Article in the Sunderland Echo

"A member of the public who received a parking fine through the post appears to have brought the collection of the fine to a halt by quoting the Bill of Rights Act 1689:

   "That all grants and promises of fines and forfeitures of particular persons before conviction are illegal and void".

"Before conviction" means that no fine or forfeit can be imposed until and unless the individual is convicted in a court of law. "

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