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What are the rules regarding standing trial without being

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What are the rules regarding standing trial without being arrested
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.

Could you please explain your situation a little more?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My husband was sent to triaal and convicted of historical sex abuse. He was never arrested or charged before he went to trial. He was only cautioned at the police station. What I want to know was it legal for him to stand trial without being arrested.
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 1 year ago.


If for example you have committed a speeding offence, you do not need to be arrested before going to Court. It can be by postal requisition.

However if you receive a caution, you cant be charged or tried in Court for that same offence.

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am sorry but I have limited funds I have already paid £38. I can't afford any more. I am a pensioner
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 1 year ago.

I understand. We can keep this online. Can you see my response above?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you sure about this. My husband was found guilty and is serving 15 years for this. Although he is innocent and we have proof of this
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Our lawyers say that you can go to trial without arrest but I have just read an article saying that someone who wasn't arrested couldn't be brought to trial and the officer in charge of the case was sacked
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 1 year ago.

no. you dont have to be arrested. I have given an example above.

Does that clarify?

Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 1 year ago.

So you CAN go to trial without being arrested