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Hello are you likely to plead guilty or not guilty?
They have six months to lay an information so to could really be at any time. They do sometimes offer a course instead of a summons but I can't be guaranteed. How long is a difficult question. It depends where you are and what constabulary. Sometimes they forget to summons at all. They do sometimes do that. Mostly they do use the full six month period though. Can I clarify anything for you? Jo
it is not usually that simple but they will sometimes allow for variation if you can show a pre booked holiday.
You do have to apply to court though. You can't just write in.
If you can get an answer from them then sometimes they will do it over the phone but usually they will want you to go in with evidence of the holiday.
Also, quite a lot of magistrates courts are just not manned at the moment.
No problem and all the best.
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