Fiscal Work Orders and Court Services
Fiscal Work Orders
The Procurator Fiscal can impose a Fiscal Work Order instead of prosecution. You could be asked to complete between 10 and 50 hours of unpaid work in the community within six months. If the hours are not completed then your case might be prosecuted. You have to agree to a Fiscal Work Order being imposed.
If you are prosecuted for a criminal matter you will go to the Court closest to where the alleged offence took place. For people from East Lothian, this usually means Edinburgh Sheriff and Justice of the Peace Courts.
If the offence is very serious, the case will be heard at the High Court. If you would like more information on Edinburgh Sheriff Court you can call 0131 225 2525.