Victim surcharge

CRIMINALS in North Somerset are now facing an extra fine in court. A £15 victim surcharge can be added to offences as well as the usual court costs and fines. The money will be spent all over the country on a range of services such as counselling for vic

CRIMINALS in North Somerset are now facing an extra fine in court. A £15 victim surcharge can be added to offences as well as the usual court costs and fines.The money will be spent all over the country on a range of services such as counselling for victims of crime and witnesses. The amount is a flat-rate charge and will apply no matter how big or small the fine. The surcharge can be added to punishments relating to offences after April 1, 2007. It was introduced as part of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004.


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