(R. V. (NAME)/THE QUEEN V. (NAME)
The title of proceeding of a criminal case. The 'R.' stands for Regina or Rex, which are the Latin words for Queen or King. The 'v.' stands for versus, but it is often read aloud by using the term "and" instead.)
This, I should think, struck the magistrate presiding as a colossal waste of time. He would rather be fishing than watch a rich moron who brought his daddy's lawyer with him to fight a parking ticket get into a low-grade pissing contest over a traffic ticket....especially since it looks as if PC Plod only wrote the damned thing up because he has a thing against men with long hair and women drivers. Since the constable in question didn't even bother to show up, it wasn't worth the court's time to act on the case so he shrugged and moved on to something that actually mattered. Elly regards this as a triumph because she doesn't know that the System had no dog in her fight with Velocity Lad.