gary-mark:morton wrote:i agree that just rolling over sound a bit premature, but i dont really know the answer there must be some small hidden bit of legislation that cover illness or emergency circumstances, i have had experience with the job centres where if you miss an appointment you money ends until next time you show up, but you can appeal this and demand an independant appeal but not sure about courts
Well I should hope it is grounds for an appeal, but it's besides the point.....That being, how can they go ahead with a prosecution without the defendant being present ?
The defendant is surely the most important person to have at a trial.
Obviously to stop people from just not turning up, there has to be ways to force attendance, and there is with the warrant system, where failure to arrive means the police come looking for you.
If they wanted they could have a charge of missing a court appearance.
But what happened to me, denied me justice, due to illness. This surely cannot be legal or lawful. BTW the other 2 times when I did attend court the case was adjourned because the prosecutor didn't have all his witnesses (the copper was sick)....... Can anyone spot whats wrong with this picture.
And once again for Nymph , EDITED- there is no need whatsoever to be as personal as this-refrain from this in the future and familiarise yourself with the forum guidelines-ty. this is a general question and something for people to think about. I don't need help or advice, I wanted to see peoples opinions, and experiences of similar nature.