On 5 October 2022, I was caught speeding on a dual carraigeway locally, and was issued with Notice of Prosecution. I admitted that I was driving the vehicle and was offered the option of paying a fine or doing a Speed Awareness Course. I opted for the Speed Awareness Course and booked it at the cost of £92 for 11 January 2023.
Due to unforseen circumstances I wished to delay the date of the Course but to one that was well within the time limit for attending. This was not accepted by Kent Police and instead of giving me the option of retainint the booked course, it was promptly cancelled whereupon I received a letter offering me a Fixed Penalty Notice and 3 points on my divers licence. At first I rejected this but later corresponded with Kent Police to accommodate it.
Kent Police said that it was too late as the matter had been submitted to Single Jusice Procedural Notice (see above)
From behind the scenes the Single Justice Procedural Notice had referred to as a summons to Court and a Magistrate decided that the matter should go to trial of myself.
This is grossly unfair. There should have been a Liaison Officer at the Single Justice Procedure Notice level who should have corresponded with me so that I would then have told them that Kent Police were to blame for the dispute.
The Magistrates Court should not have been engaged on what was a civil matter.
What therefore happened was that a civil matter that would have been amicably settled with me paying the £100 Fine and 3 points on my Drivers Licence was turned into a criminal matter by Kent Police.
As such I have challenged the jurisdiction or the Magistrates Court to conduct the Trial:
CHALLENGING THE JURISDICTION OF NORTH KENT MAGISTRATES COURT
With regard to the attached Notice of Referral to Court (LetterfromNKMCHearingTrial10Nov2023_2pm.pdf, I have ascertained that the Magistrates Court has no jurisdiction to conduct the Trial of a civil matter in a criminal court. This applies also to the pending proceedings being investigated by Kent Police with regards to the malicious communications and stalking offences that I am allegedly being held responsible for as a suspect. The Bail served on me are consequently invalid and null and void.