Because her offence is being handled remotely under the single justice procedure, model Katie Price will escape going to jail for speeding.
She is not required to appear in court and may face a fine, points on her licence, and a driving restriction. Under the procedure, she cannot be imprisoned.
In September of last year, the 44-year-old reality actress was allegedly caught speeding in a 60mph zone near her property in Horsham, West Sussex.
A single magistrate who does not need to be present in the courtroom where a case is scheduled to hear it.
The procedure was established in 2015 to address minor traffic violations and fare evasion.
It’s also been routinely employed recently to deal with violations of coronavirus guidelines.
They are dealt upon by a magistrate, who examines all necessary documentation before making a judgement.
Defendants can enter a plea online, but they must appear in court at a later date if they plead not guilty.
“The Single Justice Procedure applies to instances involving adults charged with summary-only non-imprisonable offences,” according to the government website.
“It allows matters to be decided only on the basis of the papers, without either party having to appear in court for a hearing.”
“The approach eliminates the requirement for a court appearance by both the prosecution and the defendant. Defendants have the option of managing their cases in writing.”
“Your notice will inform you who brought the case against you (for example, the police or TV Licensing), how to make a plea, and if you can make a plea online,” the government website advises defendants.
“You must state whether you plead guilty or not guilty when you respond.”
Defendants who enter a not guilty plea must “appear in court and offer information to the magistrates in person.”
She will be informed of the outcome later today.