Notice of Fine and Collection Order
When a fine is imposed in the Magistrate court, a Notice of Fine and Collection Order will be issued to you. The notice will advise you of the amount of the fine imposed, victims surcharge and prosecution costs. The notice will also outline details of any penalties (such as penalty points on a driving licence etc). There are various steps that can be taken by the court in the event of non payment. These will also be outlined on the Notice of Fine and Collection Order and will include the following:
Deductions from your earnings or benefits
Increase your fine by 50%
Clamping, removal and sale of your vehicle
Registering the fine in the Register of Judgments, Orders and Fines (affecting your ability to obtain credit)
A warrant of control being issued to a firm of bailiffs. Bailiff fees of up to £310 will be added to the amount imposed by the court.
Continued default – imprisonment
Commentary from Bailiff Advice
If you have any queries at all about a Magistrate Court fine that is being enforced by either Marston Group, Collectica Ltd, Excel Enforcement or Swift Credit Services Ltd,
An Introductory to Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013 can be read here.