Written by Sian Hall
December 1st, 2017

It has become noticeable over the last four weeks that the police in Doncaster have greatly reduced the number of people being charged to court from their main custody suites.

The inevitable consequence of this is that the overnight remand courts have been much quieter, as indeed have the courts dealing with people appearing on charge rather than by way of summons or postal requisition.

Many think that the poor throughput of cases doesn’t reflect the experience of many Doncaster residents, who are firmly of the opinion that crime has been on the rise in recent months. This breakdown between the common experience of Doncaster people and the local police practice is obviously causing some concern.

We want to emphasise that anybody receiving a summons or postal requisition is just as likely to be as entitled to legal aid assistance as they ever were. Anyone receiving a letter through the post calling them to attend at the Magistrates’ Court should not hesitate to give us a call to benefit from our usual office of free initial advice and a meaningful consultation to point the recipient in the right direction.

Do not hesitate to call our Doncaster office at any time on (01302) 360606 for a friendly, helpful service.

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Categories: Criminal Law

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