What would you like to know about this please?
Your post above does not contain a specific question anywhere that I can see?
Well, it depends. It is not really very clear what you specifically wanted to know.
if he denies flying tipping then he just attends and pleads not guilty and the matter will be adjourned off for a trial where his defence can be heard.
That is not particularly complicated per se. It is just a simple dispute over facts.
He will probably not get legal aid though so may have to pay privately or self represent.
If you can ask a more specific question then I can probably offer more.
Can I clarify anything for you?
So he is summonsed for public order or fly tipping?
S5 public order is a stupid offence.
This is a simple dispute over the facts though. He pleads not guilty. You go to court and give evidence at the trial.
Magistrates can be very unfair. They do sometimes convict when they should not. It only carries a fine so that is something to hang onto.
You can't really waste your time worrying about whether Magistrates are idiots or not though. Just prepare your case, get your witnesses to court and fight it.
No problem. All the best.
It depends on your income but less than £500.
Usually court costs are more.
That is if this is a S5 public order which should really be the only charge if it is just an alleged obscene gesture.
Yes, if he has a trial.
No, not really.
That would be a matter for CPS and their view will be that was offered by the police in the form of a fixed penalty. You could not accept it because you disputed the allegation.