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Can you tell me how after information has been at court how

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Can you tell me how long after information has been laid at court how long they then have to issue a summons? Is it as long as they need/want or is there a time limit?

There isn't a time limit upon that but it is an administrative process so usually it is no more than a few weeks.

Can I clarify anything for you?


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Would it ever be as long as 6 months after or does it never happen that long after?

No.The most I have ever seen was 6 weeks.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Would it be reasonable to say something that happened over a year ago that I have never heard anything about since could now be forgotten about and lesson learnt?

If you haven't receive a summons and they have your address then they have forgotten to summons in all likelihood.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Could they go back to this then or would it be too late now?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I wasn't actually stopped at the time but expected to receive something in the post and never have, its over a year so I wanted to know if there was ever a chance of anything happening now.

Yes, they could but they won't.

It won't happen.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thanks. So I can consider it over now?

Yes, it is not likely to revive now.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just out of curiosity, if you are not stopped at the time but still spotted by police or a member of the public and then reported are some things perhaps not followed up as it would use up a considerable amount of time to track an address, witnesses etc for a minor traffic offence or is generally most things followed up?

I'm not sure what you mean?

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