A new method of notifying people to come to court for some summary offences has been introduced in the Adelaide Magistrates Court. The process aims to shorten the time between the alleged offending and appearing in court and to provide important information prior to coming to court. The Police and Courts appreciate it can be stressful waiting to attend court and resolve a criminal matter and so have set up an Early Resolution Court to assist people charged with simple summary offences.
Some people will continue to be placed on bail or be served a summons by a police officer. However, other people, who were not arrested, may receive a phone call from the police advising them of their court date and time.
If you receive a phone call, the police will advise you what you are being charged with and when you are required to attend court. The police will follow-up the phone call with a text message confirming your court date and time and this will also include your police apprehension report number.