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Have you received a postal requisition to Bexley Magistrates’ Court? If so, this article provides a guide of the steps that you should take next. A postal requisition is also known as a summons. If you receive one, do not ignore it.
A postal requisition is a legal document that mandates you to attend the specified magistrates’ court at the stated date and time. If you fail to attend, you could face a fine or even a prison sentence. It may also lead to a warrant being put out for your arrest.
If you receive a postal requisition, it is a good idea to instruct a criminal defence solicitor to represent you in your case. A criminal defence solicitor will be able to liaise with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) on your behalf. They will be able to request the disclosure of documents relevant to your case. They will also be able to advise you on your options for mounting a defence.
Stuart Miller Solicitors can represent you in your case at Bexley Magistrates’ Court. Our experienced criminal defence team have defended countless defendants in a multitude of cases from indictable only offences in the Crown Court, to summary only matters in the magistrates’ court. No matter how serious or trivial your case is, we will provide you with high quality legal representation. Contact us for a free, no obligation consultation today.
Bexley Magistrates’ Court is located at:
The address for written correspondence is different to the street address. If you need to write to the court, direct your enquiry to:
Bromley Magistrates’ Court
The Court House
1 London Road
Make sure to put your case reference on all correspondence to avoid unnecessary delays.
Bexley Magistrates Court can be reached by national rail service to Bexleyheath rail station. From the rail station, it is a 20 minute walk to the court. Alternatively, you can take the 422, B11, B12, or B15 bus from the station to the court.
Paid parking can be found near the court on Broadway Square and Albion Road, both of which are located just a few minutes’ walk from the court. Make sure that you pay for sufficient parking to cover the time that you will spend at court. Remember that you may have to wait for several hours at the court before you go before the magistrate.
The court is open from 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. It is closed on public holidays.
The court counter is open 9am to 11am, and from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. This means that if you need to lodge an application you should attend court between these times.
For general and listing enquiries, contact the court at [email protected].
If you need to make a payment such as a fine, or you have a query regarding a payment, email: [email protected]
For citizens’ advice, email: [email protected]
There are various different telephone numbers for Bexley Magistrates’ Court depending on the nature of your enquiry.
If you have a general enquiry, call: 0300 303 0645
For queries regarding fines, contact: 0300 123 9252
If you need to pay a fine, call: 0300 790 9901
If you are a witness, and you require information from the court, call the witness service on: 0300 332 1118
You can also contact the court by fax on: 0870 324 0223
On your court date, you may be wondering what you need to do. If possible, try to arrange a time and place to meet with your solicitor when you arrive at court. If this is not possible, you can ask the security guards for directions when you arrive at court. You will need to meet with your solicitor so that they can take your instructions prior to entering the court session. You may have to wait around for some time at court, so make sure that you have some breakfast if you can!