Hello, back in Dec 2019 I was pulled over by the police and sent 2 fines in the mail. 1 for drive vehicle without number plates and another for breach load restraint limit. I wanted to fight the fines as I was towing a registered vehicle at the time and not required under the Act to display the towing vehicle plate on the back of the towed vehicle and the towed vehicle was secured to the towing vehicle (hence to towing infringement notice). So I opted to take the matter to court. The plea hearing date was set for 23 April 2020 via webex. I did the right thing and was online and spoke to the Magistrate. The police did not attend to my knowledge and the hearing was put on hold as the police did not contact me before the hearing date to see what my defence was so they could drop whatever charges. Yesterday, 26 May I received a letter from Fines Victoria stating that the court has ordered (on 17 May) that I pay the fine. I am now extremely confused as the police did not attend the plea hearing, the Magistrate put a hold on the proceedings until the police had been in contact with me, I was not notified of a new time or date of the plea hearing and somehow I now have a court order issued for the fine that I wanted to plead not guilty to. This doesn't make sense to me, can someone please explain how this occurs or if it's legal or even fightable?