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Short Update: Public must risk prosecution to challenge lockdown fines, Justice Secretary says

FairTrialsAdmin - April 29, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, New criminal offences

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland has stated that the only means by which the public can formally dispute fines levied under the lockdown laws is by failing to pay and thereby risking prosecution. Mr Buckland set out that individuals will be able to 'challenge the allegation and have a fair trial' through the court system. When questioned on why less onerous routes of appeal had not been instituted the Secretary stated that the government had 'struck the right balance' in its decisions.

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