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I failed to turn up to a court appearance speeding ticket

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I failed to turn up to a court appearance for a speeding ticket in England I paid the fine in Scotland at the local court do I have a criminal record for failing to turn up to the court in England?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Hi.
Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this.
No. You will be on a requisition not on bail so you don't commit an offence in failing to surrender. In legal theory it is a contempt of court but it is never prosecuted.
The risk with not attending is that you are tried in absence which racks up costs against you. But you do not have a criminal record if you didn't answer a summons.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Jo
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Thank you for the prompt response.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
No problem and all the best.
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