Have you received a Postal Requisition?

A postal requisition is a criminal charge and tells you when you need to attend court. This means that the police suspect you of being guilty of a criminal offence.

Previously the most common method for requiring a person to attend court at a specific date and time was by way of a court summons. This is no longer the trend. A postal requisition has now replaced the old court summons process.

Postal Requisitions are different to a court summons in that they no longer require information to be laid to the court to issue a summons. They replace the charging process and are common if you have been interviewed voluntarily or you have been released from bail and a decision is made to charge you with a criminal offence.

There are strict criteria and timescales to be met before a postal requisition can be sent to a defendant.

What to do if you have received a postal requisition?

Do not simply wait for the hearing. It is essential for you to contact a solicitor. That is where Terry Jones Solicitors specialist Criminal Department can help you. We will offer you a free 30 minute consultation on the postal requisition procedure and in some cases secure legal aid for representation at court.

Contact us on 01743 285888 or 01952 297979

Alternatively you can contact us 24 hours a day 365 days a year on 07850 033551 and 07921 694246

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