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DVLA - Court action and debt collectors
This seems like a fairly typical problem on this forum, from what I can tell:
Sell my car and move home on the same day - send of V5C.
3 years later I receive a letter from a debt collection agency saying that I owe court fees and a £250 fine for not returning the log book.
I'm a teacher, and i'm not one to purposefully ignore a summons, fine or any other important notices via post. For whatever reason the DVLA claim they did not receive said document and proceeded to send letters to my previous address, and so did the courts.
Bottom line is: No one can tell me if I have a criminal record now (it seems likely given its gone through a magistrates court) or if it will affect future employment history. A CCJ I can live with to a degree, but a criminal record is damaging to my future prospects.
Is it also legitimate of such a serious 'crime' for the courts to send notification to the registered address of the car?
In all fairness, had there been a fine to pay I would have done - given the chance.
Any help would be great.