Information on the prosecution process.
When a non-compliance is discovered, and it is an alleged breach of the weights and measures legislation, Trading Standards may initiate a prosecution against an accredited individual and/or organisation.
A prosecution is independent from any action Trading Standards may take under the accreditation scheme.
Depending on the seriousness of the alleged offence, a prosecution may be initiated at any point after discovery of a non-compliance.
For more information, see Powers, offences and our enforcement strategy.