Why do serious offences have lower fines than lesser ones?

According to the ‘court round-up’ last week, people possessing cocaine, or cannabis, driving without insurance, assaulting a police officer, shoplifting, stealing, driving under the influence of drugs, are not fined as much as the two people that dropped cigarette butts, at over £400 each.

There has to be something wrong with our magistrates, or am I missing something?

Martin Noz

Benedict Close, Worthing

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