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  1. From previous discussion, I don't have any valid defence. But my reason was that I didn't receive the original NIP. A reminder arrived 7 days to the deadline. I emailed to ask for more time because I was certain that I was on a 40MPH road and wanted to visit the location again. But I now realise that providing driver details has nothing to do with all that. I didn't get further time and the deadline expired. Weeks later, the summons arrived.
  2. True. But like Man in the middle said, I will seek some legal advice beforehand which is why I asked about time limit.
  3. I thought this might be the case also. I sent my plea and means statement over a weekend. I then called the court on the Monday, the day before my case, to ask if it they received the documents. I was assured that they received it and attached to my file ready for the court. I made a record of names of people I spoke to.
  4. BTW what is the time limit to put in the appeal? It has been 14 days since the judgment.
  5. Great stuff Man in the middle, worth waiting for. i will try the section 142 route.
  6. This appears to be the case cos the income statement is a little over £440.
  7. Could it be that because I didn't provide details of the driver they chose to ignore my plea on speeding. When I saw the 6pts, I almost fainted cos I was obviously expecting to get another 3pts for speeding which I pleaded guilty to. I drive for a living and currently have 3pts on my license. But I turned over the pages of the court letter and there was no mention of the speeding charge. So even though I feel happy with the outcome (it could have been worse due to all the mess), I can now see that I didn't get a fair shot.
  8. Obviously I panicked and decided to put up some kind of representation and hope for the best rather than NOT showing up and NOTHING for the court to rely on leaving me at risk of 9pts.
  9. I wasn’t actually out of the country but having accepted to do the contract down by the south coast, it was difficult to get a replacement. I initially pled not guilty, hoping to attend court and try to get the FtF dropped. But when it became obvious that I couldn’t attend court and the case would proceed in my absence, I decided to change my plea and hope the prosecutor might be kind too. I was lucky with the points though cos it was entirely out of my hands and I could easily have got 9pts. Just a bit miffed about the level of fine as I supplied income/expenditure details. Thanks Manxman in exile.
  10. I was prosecuted for speeding and FtF. I was hoping to go to court and try to get the FtF dropped by pleading guilty to the speeding. I was sent away on a short contract which was due to finish a few days after court date. My request for adjournment and also for transfer to my local court were rejected. Now I didn't even get any letters of rejection, I only found out a few days to court date when I phoned the court. By this time I was away on this contract. It was not possible for me to leave work to attend court so I had to send a plea via email to the court administrator that dealt with my query. I attached an income/expenditure statement. I pleaded guilty to the speeding but asked for the FtF charge to be reconsidered. When I arrived back home, days after the court date, not knowing what to expect, the court letter was waiting. The speeding charge was dropped but I got 6 points for the FtF plus £660 fine, £66 victim surcharge and £300 cost. I have read that the fine is supposed to be a percentage of weekly earning but this fine exceeds my weekly income. Can I appeal this fine on the basis that it is excessive?
  11. Great stuff. Yes, I will be looking to do a deal, that’s why I was a bit concerned. Thanks Man in the middle.
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