If you have committed a traffic or regulatory offence and there is no offer of composition, you can plead guilty by letter instead of attending court on the date and time stated on your traffic ticket notice, notice or summons.
You can plead guilty by letter only if these 3 criteria are met:
You will need to follow these steps:
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When your letter is received, the court may record a plea of guilt from you and convict you. You will be notified of the court’s decision by mail, sent to the address you have provided.
The court may instruct you to do any of the following in the letter:
You must pay any fine within 7 days of the date the court’s letter was posted. You can pay via the Automated Collection System (ACS) kiosk machine located in the State Courts Bail Centre.
Find out more about payment of court fines.
The information here is for general guidance as the courts do not provide legal advice. If you need further help, you may want to get independent legal advice.Find out more
Refer to Chapter 3: Mentions Court of the Guidebook for the Accused in Person (PDF, 368KB).
Legislation associated with this topic includes Section 154 of the Criminal Procedure Code.