British offenders will be able to confess to what they did online

In the near future, the UK government intends to simplify the procedure for pleading guilty for minor offenses using the Internet online.

According to the report of the Ministry of Justice, such offenses are proposed to include, for example, ticketless travel on city and rail transport.

Further, the guilty defendant registered on the Internet will be given the opportunity to listen to the verdict and immediately pay the fine on the spot. According to the report, this procedure will be applied in cases requiring the minimum participation of a magistrate without observing the usual bureaucratic formalities in this case.

Justice officials say the defendant will have to enter personal details to prove his identity - his date of birth, the prosecution's unique identification number, and his social security policy number. At the same time, it is emphasized that the system meets the highest digital security standards, and its use remains completely voluntary.