In the Media

Convicted must pay a fee for their trial

PUBLISHED April 14, 2015

Thousands of defendants will pay a surcharge of up to £1,200 from this week just for standing trial — with the biggest penalties for those who plead not guilty but are then convicted. The measures, slipped through in the last days of parliament, mean that guilty defendants will pay a court fee ranging from £150 to £1,200 on top of any fines imposed.

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