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Is a Penalty Charge Notice a Criminal Offence

Is Penalty Charge Notice a Criminal offence

Most parking or waiting restrictions are treated as civil, rather than criminal offences and enforced as a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN). You will therefore not be charged with any crime for receiving a penalty charge notice, it is not an arrest able offence.

Some local authorities don’t have civil parking enforcement powers and in these areas parking is enforced by the police or police-employed traffic wardens who will issue a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) enforced through the criminal justice system. 

Some more serious parking offences like parking on red routes or zig-zag markings are also enforced by the police or traffic wardens through the criminal justice system.

We Pay your PCN  are experts in managing your Penalty Charge notices and have a 98% success rate in having our happy clients PCN cancelled or revoked. 

We do not manage Fixed penalty charge notices, however if have received one of these and need some advice or guidance please contact our recommended motoring Law Barrister Ann Crighton for help.


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Become a member and protect yourself against future Penalty charge notices with the UK's first PCN protection service. No credit check required!

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We Pay your PCN currently have a 98% success rate at having your PCN revoked or cancelled. From Notice to owner or Bailiff stage we hare here to help.

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We have saved our clients thousands of pounds in Penalty charge notice fines. Get your FREE WhatsApp consultation today and see how we can help you too.

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Our experts are available daily from 11am to 11pm to discuss your PCN related matters. If you need advice on an existing PCN or want to know more about our annual cover then send us a message today.

Frequently asked questions

PCN protection does exactly what is says, protects you financially from any future Penalty charge notice.  As an annual member you will be entitled to unlimited appeals management and x3 PCN protection claims.

Meaning that in the likely event of you receiving a PCN we will ultimately appeal it for you on your behalf.

Please note that we currently have a 98% success rate in having our clients PCN cancelled or revoked however if the appeal is refused we will pay your PCN.

Our PCN protection is currently £50 for the year and £10.83 per month. 

This entitles our members to unlimited appeals and x3 PCN protection claims per year.

Here at we pay your PCN we offer the one-off appeal and the 12 month appeals only membership service.

If you receive Penalty charge notices often then the membership plan would be best, however if you only have one PCN that you would like us to challenge for you then the one-off appeals service is for you.

Please note that members are also entitled to 3 historic PCN appeals.


Yes. We understand that circumstances change and occasionally you may need to freeze or cancel your membership. That’s absolutely fine if you cancel within 14 days of signing up any money received will be refunded back to you.

Any membership fees received after the 14 day grace period are non-refundable.

We pay your PCN will only pay PCN’s received after the date that your membership commences.

We will manage the appeals process for your historic PCN.

Of course you can, We are trained experts and are here to help answer your questions.

The whatsapp helpline is available from 11am – 11pm 7 days a week. Please feel free to send us a message for your FREE whatsapp consultation on 07340-002-886.

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Recommended By Specialist Motoring Law Barrister Crighton Chambers

We Pay your PCN is recommended by Ann Crighton Chambers specialist Motoring Law Barrister. 

If you have received a FIXED penalty charge notice or need advice and guidance related to a motoring offence such as speeding, drink driving then contact Ann today.

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