I've had a read of a few similar issues on here, but I'm not quite sure what to do in my situation.
I was caught speeding in Oct 19.
The registered keeper received the NIP shortly afterwards, and sent it back stating that it was me driving.
I then received the letter asking me to confirm this - which I returned in November 19.
I heard absolutely nothing then until this August, when I had a Further Steps Notice (that I owed £452)
On speaking to the collections dept and the Court, it seems all correspondence after the letter I returned had been sent to the wrong address (same road that I live on but different house number) I had no idea of any speed awareness course dates / court dates / anything.
I've been fined & given points in my absence.
I was asked to complete a Statutory Declaration, which I did.
They've now asked if I'm pleading guilty or not guilty to the offence.
I'd already confirmed I was the driver, but was expecting to be able to attend a speed awareness course and not have penalty points.
If I plead guilty would they be likely to leave the penalty points in situ?
How am I best approaching this?
It seems unfair to receive points for what amounts to an error on their part (wrong entry of an address?)
I'd still like the option of a speed awareness course.
But am I right that I shouldn't plead not guilty as I am guilty of the speeding offence?
Any help would be great please!