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New Court Charges For Criminal Cases



Court Charges For Criminal Cases


New Court Charges For Criminal Cases


New Court charges for criminal cases have been introduced in the UK.


These are payable by all defendants who plead guilty or are found guilty after trial, and are in addition to the prosecution costs, fine and victim surcharge already applied for in such cases.


The court charges for criminal cases are as follows:


Magistrates Court


Guilty plea on a summary only offence – £150

Guilty plea to an either way offence – £180

Conviction after trial for a summary offence – £520

Conviction after trial of an either way offence – £1000


Crown Court


Guilty plea – £900

Conviction after trial – £1200

Losing an appeal – £150


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