Think it is all pretty much on topic?  Any way. No I am afraid it is the opposite. The court officer will have to put the application before a Majistrate before the offence can be heard.   Section 14 "on the application of the accused it appears to a magistrates’ court (which for this purpose may be composed of a single justice) that it was not reasonable to expect the accused to serve such a statutory declaration as is mentioned in subsection (1) above within the period allo