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Ministry of Justice scraps 'conviction by computer' law

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Re: Still "be able to" attend court?

The concern was that the fees/difficulty in not using the automated system would gradually increase until only the sort of people that have their own team of lawyers ( ie rich crooks)can afford to go to court - everyone else would be forced to just plead guilty to everything online

So the pay a parking/speeding ticket within 24 hours for £50 or go to court and pay £250 + costs. Becomes a "CCTV says you were in a fight" pay £500 fine now online, or go to court and get 18months and £1000 in costs = pay up if you are black/poor/been in trouble with the police whether that was you in the CCTV or not

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