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Jailed over traffic fines

Midlothian residents are being warned about non-payment of fines

Midlothian residents are being warned about non-payment of fines

A Loanhead man was jailed for 24 days for failing to pay road traffic fines.

The man, who was detained on February 13, failed to maintain payments towards his fines, or engage with enforcement officers, despite receiving warnings.

He had been fined a total of £700 at Edinburgh Sheriff Court for three separate driving offences including not having a proper licence and not having insurance.

The Scottish Court Service has a range of enforcement measures in place to collect outstanding fines which also includes clamping cars and deducting payment directly from wages, savings or benefits.

Chief Operations Officer Cliff Binning warns: “If you have an outstanding fine in the Midlothian area, we urge you to catch up with your payments now.

“We pursue all unpaid fines, from traffic offences to court penalties.”

Most fines can be paid on our secure website at www.scotcourts.gov.uk/payyourfine using a debit or credit card. Only fines which involve the endorsement of a driving licence with penalty points cannot be paid electronically. Offenders can post licences to Scottish Court Service, Central Processing Unit, PO Box 23, Glasgow, G59 9DA or take it to any Scottish court.

 

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