COVID-19: Distinguishing crime
A recent Statutory Instrument has been introduced under the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 in relation to new ‘Criminal Courts Charges’ is due to come into force of 13 April 2015.
These new charges are being introduced to force adult offenders to contribute directly towards the cost of running the country’s courts. ‘Courts costs’ refer to the costs of providing the judiciary and the rest of the system of courts, but does not include defence or prosecution costs.
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