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Can’t Pay Your Fine?

Can’t Pay Your Fine?

If you’ve received a court summons for failing to pay a fine, or have received a fine that you have no means to pay then you’ve come to the right place. A quick phone call to Leslie Franks Solicitors could make all the difference and save you money. CALL FREE ON 0800 6127128

Have you been arrested or held for questioning by the Police?

Have you been arrested or held for questioning by the Police?

Leslie Franks provide free and independent police station advice. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week across London and the South East.

Do you need advice or legal representation  in court?

Do you need advice or legal representation in court?

Each member of the Leslie Franks team is equipped with the experience and legal knowledge to provide you with the best advice and representation.

Have you been accused of involvement in online crime?

Have you been accused of involvement in online crime?

Leslie Franks have a specialist team who can provide advice and representation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on all areas of cyber crime.

Do you risk losing your driving licence?

Do you risk losing your driving licence?

Leslie Franks Solicitors have considerable experience in defending motorists who face losing their licence.


Crown Court

If your case is transferred or sent to the Crown Court, you will automatically qualify for legal aid once you have completed the application form and statement of means.

Depending on you and your partner’s household disposable income, you may have to make a contribution towards your defence. As a general rule, if between you, you and your partner fall into one of the following categories you will not have to make a contribution;

  • You are in receipt of Job-Seekers Allowance (JSA) Employment support allowance (ESA)  Income Support, Universal Credit or other state benefits, 
  • If between you, your household income is below £12,475 per year (£239.90 per week) 
  • You are under 18 years old

If your total income from all sources is above £12,475, then you may have to make a contribution. This will depend on how much disposable income you have at the end of each month after you have paid your outgoings. It will also take account of any dependent children, debts and your financial circumstances generally. 

If the Court decides that you must make a contribution and you cannot afford it, we can ask the court to reduce your contribution or waive the contribution altogether.

At the end of the case, if you are found not guilty, payments you have made will be refunded with interest.

Call us now on 0844 414 6035

Early advice is crucial if you have been arrested or accused of a criminal offence. Our team of specialist criminal lawyers ensure our clients are properly represented and informed. Call us now to discuss your case.

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