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Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001

Sections 8 and 9: Registration certificates and Registration of sums payable in default

20.These sections regulate the procedures that are to be followed in order to register an unpaid penalty as a fine, where the recipient has not requested a trial. They provide that a registration certificate may be sent to the justices’ chief executive for the area where the defaulter lives, giving adequate details of the offence, offender and sum outstanding. The justices’ chief executive will then give written notice of the fine registration to the defaulter. The sections further provide for the transfer of such cases, if necessary, between petty sessions areas. Section 9(5) provides that a fine so registered will then be regarded for the purposes of other legislation as a fine imposed by a court.

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