What can you do to move your case along during the corona court backlog?
Criminal proceedings hanging over your head can have a big affect on your mental health. The exponential growth of the Magistrates Court backlog of cases means that an unprecedented number of people are trying to cope with having no idea when, if, or where the Magistrates Court hammer will fall.
Is there anything you can do to speed up the process?
Time goes by so slowly for those who wait
While it will not be the right answer for everyone, now might be the time to ask the Crown Prosecution Service whether they really do want to proceed with your case.
Here’s one situation where asking the CPS to drop the case was a good idea
My Public Sector worker client was facing four Criminal charges, and a certain loss of his job.
Where most people are doing nothing and waiting for their court date, my client wanted to write to the Crown Prosecution Service, urging them to drop the case.
But he knew he only had one shot – and he wanted to make sure he was doing it right – so he came to me.
My client instructed me to write the letter to the CPS for him.
As the result of my knowing how the CPS assess whether they have enough evidence to proceed, I persuaded a District Crown Prosecutor to drop three of the four charges.
The CPS offered my client a police Caution for the remaining charge, in lieu of a prosecution.
By asking me to write to the CPS, my client ensured that his “one time shot” was effective. He also has saved himself time and legal fees – and sealed his superb result sooner, rather than risking it much later.
My simple tip
Don’t wait for life to happen to you. Getting advice now can save a great deal of time, money and heartache.