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    Default Non payment of fine. Court Case pending .

    My dear old Dad got a fine of two hundred euro from An Garda [Motoring Offense] He had twenty eight days to pay. He left it until day 21, and being a seventies child bought a PO from An Post for the amount of two hundred euros to pay his fine.

    Thurles [Traffic Fines Dept]couldn't process a PO as it wasn't payable to a individual bank account [knowing my Dad it probably just said ' to cash'] .So they sent the PO back with a letter saying his payment window had run out and it was now going to Court.
    I went to my local TD [well he did] but once it's in the Court System TDs can't advise . Is Court now inevitable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanmoylantd View Post
    My dear old Dad got a fine of two hundred euro from An Garda [Motoring Offense] He had twenty eight days to pay. He left it until day 21, and being a seventies child bought a PO from An Post for the amount of two hundred euros to pay his fine.

    Thurles [Traffic Fines Dept]couldn't process a PO as it wasn't payable to a individual bank account [knowing my Dad it probably just said ' to cash'] .So they sent the PO back with a letter saying his payment window had run out and it was now going to Court.
    I went to my local TD [well he did] but once it's in the Court System TDs can't advise . Is Court now inevitable?
    When he goes to the big house, I hope the prisoner officer asking him to bend over and spread doesn't have large hands petunia

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    It's a pain in the ass, but it will have to go to court.
    Something similar happened to my dad.
    Once it's in, there is no flexibility.
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    Yes. . .Court is probably inevitable.

    He should turn up and explain his situation to the Judge. . . Not much the TD can do

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    If he gets a summons to court just go and tell what happened and have the evidence. Most justices are human beings after all. He can go or you can go for him, it is allowable under dc rules.

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    I'm sure once it's explained to the judge it will be fine! Surely in a case like this once a PO is sent back, the time left to pay should be from the day the PO was received.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertW View Post
    Yes. . .Court is probably inevitable.

    He should turn up and explain his situation to the Judge. . . Not much the TD can do
    ridiculous situation, i reckon the judge will be sympathetic towards your Dad and p11sed at the waste of court time

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    Yeah he's not going to get hassle, go with the letter, explain the situation, pay the fine as is. He's not going to get an additional punishment.
    I'm living in America, and in America, you're on your own. America's not a country. It's just a business. Now f***ing pay me.

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    The biggest issue here is someone taking this kind of thing to a TD. They are not messenger boys.
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    if the judge is reasonable...then he/she will accept that a genuine attempt to pay the fine was made and once fine is paid, that should be that....

    having said that, when your father stands up in court to give his side, he should preface his statement with "for the record, your honour, i voted no in the judge's pay referendum"...

    only jking...the solicitor will do all the talking...
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