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The Single Justice Procedure Notice (SJPN) is a process which came into force in 2015 with the objective of reducing the number of cases which resulted in a Magistrates’ Court Hearing. The SJP Notice is usually used in less serious Road Traffic Offences such as speeding and careless driving.

Once a person has been charged, if the Court considers the offence suitable under the Single Justice Procedure, a Defendant will receive the SJPN in the post.

The SJPN enables the Court to sentence some Defendants without having a Court Hearing, in essence this system enables the Court to deal with more cases quickly as a physical Court Hearing is avoided.     

Time Limit on Responding to a SJPN

The Single Justice Procedure Notice will need to be completed within 21 days. The SJP Notice can be completed manually and posted back to the specified address or completed online the “Make a Plea” page on the Government website.

What Are My Options?

All SJP Notices provide the recipient with three options:

Option 1: Guilty – I do not want to come to Court

Option 2: Guilty – I want to come to Court

Option 3: Not Guilty – Send me the date for my trial

The correct option to choose will depend upon the offence you have been charged with, the evidence in the case and the desired outcome. If you are unsure of which option to select, you may wish to speak with one of our specialist Driving Offence Solicitors on 0345 222 9955 for an indication of the possible repercussions of each option.

Written Mitigation

If you decide to select Option 1 (Guilty – I do not want to come to Court) it is usually helpful to include short mitigation about the offence and your personal background, as this will be taken into consideration when the Court is making a decision upon the appropriate sentence (punishment) to impose.   

Do I have to attend Court?

The SJP notice is a standard form which is sent out on a variety of cases, and in many cases, it is still sent out on cases which are unsuitable for the SJP scheme.

As an example, a person may have a clean driving licence and is caught travelling at grossly excessive speeds on a motorway, in this example a person may be caught travelling at 106mph on a motorway. Due to the very high speed, the Court is likely to impose a driving disqualification for the offence, and because a driving ban is a very realistic sentence the Court would need to call the driver into Court. Motorists in this example will still receive the SJP and may even select Option 1 (Guilty – I do not want to come to Court) however, they will still be called to attend Court for sentence.

In theory the system would work well however, in practice the SJP Notice leaves many Defendants somewhat confused.

If a person selects Option 2: Guilty (I want to come to Court) or Option 3: Not Guilty (Send me the date for my trial) the Court should then provide a Defendant with a Court date where attendance will be required either for Sentence or Trial.

Should I appoint a Specialist Lawyer?

If you are unsure of which option to select, you should appoint a specialist lawyer so that you make the correct decision. If you select Option 2: Guilty – I want to come to Court or Option 3: Not Guilty – Send me the date for my trial a Court Hearing date will be generated and you will certainly have a higher chance of securing your desired result if you attend Court with a qualified and experienced lawyer in your corner.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the Single Justice Procedure Notice, please call our solicitors on 0345 222 9955 or complete our Contact Form for a no obligation telephone conversation with one of our lawyers.

I arranged for my nephew to see Mr Kang as he was facing a driving ban after getting 12 points in three years. Mr Kang gave my nephew detailed advice on obtaining the necessary evidence for his court case. Mr Shocker represented him at the magistrates court and instead of being banned he received a modest fine. All within a week or two!

Howard Jacobs

Very clearly explained the process, took his time over getting a very clear and accurate history of events and mitigation. Barrister on the day was well prepared, went over key mitigation and presented it well in court, an excellent advocate. Barrister clearly explained possible outcomes and most realistic outcome. Excellent service from initial contact to finishing the court case. Would recommend to anyone.

Robert Morris

 

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T. Singh

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The combination of hard work, expertise and commitment to achieve the best possible result ended up in my acquittal at trial. I believe instructing Kang & Co. at the time that I did made all of the difference in securing a successful outcome. I would definitely recommend Kang and Co. if you need legal representation.

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I have previously dealt with Carla Riozzi at Kang & Co and would highly recommend her. She was professional and knowledgeable about the law. She kept me up to date with my case and I found her very approachable. I would definitely instruct this firm again. Thank you for your assistance.

Mr Khan

I was summonsed for a speeding offence on the M6 toll where the speed recorded was essentially an automatic disqualification. I pleaded guilty and engaged the services of Kang and Co to plead my case not to be disqualified from driving. My outcome was positive and I retained my licence. I would recommend Kang and Co to anyone who has the need for Legal Representation.

Ken

I found Kang & co a real help when my son found himself the wrong side of the line with a driving offence, they were honest and straight taking and helped my son revive the best outcome in a really bad situation he found himself in,I would honesty recommend these guys when you find yourself in trouble.

Alan

I cannot thank Manjinder for all the help and support he gave us prior to and up to my husbands court date. This could of been a very testing time should my husband not have won his case. Special thanks to Mr Shoker who was fantastic on the day.

Mrs Noone

I was very pleased with the service I received from Kang & Co kept me informed of everything that was happening with my case dealing with Patrick on the phone was very pleasant also the barrister Mr. Walker they instructed for my case was excellent. Definitely recommend this company.

Michael

Kang and Co were exceptional in helping me retain my licence after an unfair dash-cam case was brought against me. I was faced with 6 point, a ban and £800 fine, and I received none of these. Win, win, win! Very happy with them.

James

The preparation on my case was second to none, this began from the moment I contacted Manjinder Kang and his team, and they were very proactive to look into my case ASAP. The quality of representation in Court at Court was excellent, I was assigned with a Barrister, and someone who had extensive experience in this field. The outcome of your case 6 points, although I was expecting a ban as minimum.

Mr Singh

An Excellent Service, Mr Kang is a highly sought solicitor. Very knowledgable about the subject to hand , and extremely confident with the advice given to me at the time of a stressful situation.
I would recommend Kang and Co Solictors above any other company I’ve spoken too. Above all I got the outcome I desired based upon Mr. Kang expertise.

Miss P

A very straightforward process with minimal stress, given the circumstances. I was listened to, my questions were answered clearly and I was advised of the best and worst case scenarios right from the start. I was very pleased with my representation and the outcome achieved was points and a fine as opposed to a disqualification.

Anonymous

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Amanda Collier

Professional from start to finish. High attention to detail within my case despite it being very clean cut charge wise. Highly recommended.

Lewis Boddingtonn

My licence was going to be revoked and i was considering representing myself in Court and a family member recommended contacting Kang & Co. I then weighed up using a specialist firm or representing myself and made the right choice. Chris Hopkins who represented me in court was very supportive and professional. He done his utmost to get me the best outcome and delivered.

Matthew Bacon

Mr Kang who met with me and Mr Wheeler who represented me in court were brilliant, could not have survived the experience without them! Not sure how anyone could, as I, approach an experience like this was for me, a first time appearance in court without seeking help, advice and representation from a lawyer/s such as these two great examples.

Francis Drew

 

Excellent service that we received from Kang & Co Solicitors. Advice was done methodically and easy to understand with a great result. Thank you.

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I would like to say firstly a Big Thank you to Kang and Co especially Mr Manjinder Kang Solister and Mr Thomas Wheeler Barrister an excellent job done. They both know the laws and the perfect outcome. I feel that to have the best is to get the best and this company definitely fits this.

Mr. Heaney

 

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Our Competitively Priced Agreed Fees for Motoring Offences start from £1,000 + VAT

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An Excellent Service, Mr. Kang is a highly sought solicitor. Very knowledgeable about the subject to hand and extremely confident with the advice given to me at the time of a stressful situation.

I would recommend Kang and Co Solicitors above any other company I’ve spoken too.

Above all I got the outcome I desired based upon Mr. Kang expertise.​

Miss. P

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Very clearly explained the process, took his time over getting a very clear and accurate history of events and mitigation. Barrister on the day was well prepared, went over key mitigation and presented it well in court, an excellent advocate. Barrister clearly explained possible outcomes and most realistic outcome.

Excellent service from initial contact to finishing the court case. Would recommend to anyone.

Robert Morris

Kang & Co Solicitors is a truly specialist high-end law firm providing legal advice and representation for all matters involving Criminal Law, Driving Offences, Transport Law, Pace Interviews, Regulatory Law and Licensing Law.

Our head office is located at 1 Victoria Square in Birmingham City Centre and we offer our services throughout England and Wales on a private fee-paying basis. We also have an office at 5 Chancery Lane in London and another office in central Milton Keynes. We are frequently instructed by individuals and businesses nationwide.

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