UK Magistrates’ Court Test Text Messaging To Collect Fines

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on December 30, 2005

The Staffordshire magistrates’ court recently tested the use of a “pay up or get locked up” text message to offenders, with a surprising level of success. Evidently, the technology may be more widely embraced in future by courts as an additional mechanism to collect outstanding fines: “Everyone’s got a mobile phone and as one of the most common ways to keep in touch these days, it makes sense for the courts to contact offenders that way too.”

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