Magistrates to be allowed unlimited fines

The Justice Minister Jeremy Wright said new rules would allow magistrates to impose unlimited fines for the first time, as he also announced that the maximum motorway speeding fine could rise to £10,000.

The proposed changes will also allow judges to impose unlimited fines for the first time where there is currently a maximum of £5,000.

Magistrates are the cornerstone of our justice system and these changes will provide them with greater powers to deal with the day-to-day offences that impact their local communities.

– Justice Minister Jeremy Wright

Read: Plan to raise motorway speeding fines to £10,000

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Plans to raise maximum speeding fine to £10,000

The maximum fine for speeding on motorways will be increased to £10,000, according to Government plans. Drivers caught using a mobile phone behind the wheel will face a £4,000 fine.