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Can a magistrate court summon arrive with police question the

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Can a magistrate court summon arrive with police question the accused person. Looks like a prank but i got a magistrate court summon saying I am accused of some assault and police tried to contact me repeatedly and could not contact me on my home address. Is it possible magistrate court issue a summon without police contacted me. A letter delivered to me in white plan envelop (with second class stamp). The front of letter have no monogram etc of the court in front of envelop. Does it looks like a prank or could be real
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I am not sure what you mean? Are you saying a Court has ordered you to attend a Police interview?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Got a letter which is apparently from Magistrate court and says I have been accused of Assault on such and such date and my local constabulary has attempted to contact me to review the case but after several attempts they couldn't get hold of me. Then it says i am summoned to Magistrate court to review the case before further proceedings can be started and gives a date and time to visit the magistrate court. Is it possible then someone gets a magistrate court Summon without getting contacted by Police and does such summons come in normal second class mail not special delivery etc?

Its a scam. The Court would only summons you if you were CHARGED. You wont get summonsed to 'progress a case' ie to be interviewed etc.
So it sounds like a scam. It would also be franked with the Courts return address and not a second class stamp.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thanks a lot, feeling much relieved, Can you please also help me to understand how court summons gets delivered and by "Charged" do you mean person has been interviewed by police and police has charged the person if they have enough evidence against him/her? Is there any chance Magistrate directly Summons with Police charged the person? I know you have briefly explained it but would be helpful if you shed some more light on it.


You are charged at a Police station and then you are given a date to attend Court. So you physically get given the date.
A summons would be issued then, so you are charged and summonsed to attend Court.
A summons would be delivered by postal requisition for example a minor driving offence. A postal requisition is ALWAYS sent by first class post in any event.
Does that help?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Is there any further action required on my end or i should just forget it and move on. This gave me extreme depression and caused me stress.

You could give it to the Police but apart from that you dont need to do anything.
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