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satutory decleration

(14 Posts)
natvtony Sat 08-Feb-14 18:38:15

Hi has anyone ever been to court to do a statutory deceleration if so what happens

BabysNewName Sat 08-Feb-14 18:39:05

In Scotland?

natvtony Sat 08-Feb-14 18:46:25

No england

sooperdooper Sat 08-Feb-14 18:49:53

We did one before we got married abroad, at a solicitors, didn't have to go to court

sooperdooper Sat 08-Feb-14 18:51:48

Posted too soon!

I filled out a template, then the s

sooperdooper Sat 08-Feb-14 18:52:39

Then the solicitor made us repeat after him, he signed and stamped it, we had to show our passports, it took about 20mins

mumblechum1 Sat 08-Feb-14 18:52:54

A statutory declaration is just a document declaring something and witnessed by a solicitor who charges a small fee.

Are you sure you mean a stat dec?

natvtony Sat 08-Feb-14 18:57:23

Yeah I have to go to court in front of a magistrate its for a fine that I didn't no I had because the court summons and letters were getting sent to an address ive never lived at

sooperdooper Sat 08-Feb-14 19:00:31

I don't think that's a stat dec then, surely if they sent it to the wrong address it's not your fault if you didnt pay it

eurochick Sat 08-Feb-14 19:02:09

That doesn't sounds like a stat dec to me. What sooperdooper describes is what I would have expected.

natvtony Sat 08-Feb-14 19:02:26

Yeah its a stat dec the courts made me an appointment to go on Tuesday

eurochick Sat 08-Feb-14 19:28:49

Well it's a new one on me (and I'm a lawyer).

nickymanchester Sat 08-Feb-14 22:14:57

eurochick

Well it's a new one on me (and I'm a lawyer)

Well, it's not a new one on me and I'm definitely not a lawyer.

This usually happens in road traffic cases in the magistrates court. It normally happens when you haven't updated your address details when you move and you are the registered keeper of a car that has been involved in an offence.

So, you go along to the court - it can be very scary if you've never done anything like this before - and verbally make the declaration in front of the magistrates in the court. They may, or may not, ask you some questions about the circumstances so make sure you've got your story straight.

Have a read here for some more information:-

www.pattersonlaw.co.uk/Offences/Court/Making-a-statutory-declaration.php

and good luck for Tuesday

natvtony Sun 09-Feb-14 08:58:53

Thank you

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