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I was caught driving at 80mph on a motorway in a restricted roadwork zone with a reduced speed limit of 50mph, and have now received a court date. I have no previous points on my licence.

 

I would like to know the possible outcomes of this court case (maximum penalty), the pros/cons of appearing in court rather than sending a guilty plea by post (I'd rather not appear in person), and also what to write in the mitigating circumstances section as there are a few things I could say!

 

Can anyone advise me please? Thanks

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As far as I believe, the maximum penalty for driving in excess of 30MPH of the speed limit or double the speed limit is a driving ban and a fine.

 

If you plead guilty by post then you cannot show remorse, apologise or explain the circumstances in the same way that you could do in person, and I suspect you wouldn't be dealt with as leniently by post as you would in person.

 

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  • 4 - 6 points;
  • a fine of 75 - 125% of Relevant weekly income (essentially after tax and NI) - maximum fiine is £2500l
  • £15 Victim surcharge (automatically payable by all sentences dealt with by a fine);
  • prosecution costs (typically £35)

The roadworks are an aggravating factor ad the Magistrates do have the power to disqualify up to 28 days. If they are considering disqualification and you plead guilty by post, they will adjourn for sentencing in order that you are present.

 

Pleading guilty by post leads to a reduction in sentence (for pleading guilty at the earliest opportunity). However, you are unable in that circumstance to show remorse or plead mitigation against a ban.

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Thanks for the advice. I have read the following however - is it right? How can I check?

 

They always want you in court if they intend to ban you (so that they can be sure that you know that you have been banned). Therefore, if they are offering you the chance to plead guilty by post, I would take it and run.

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They always want you in court if they intend to ban you (so that they can be sure that you know that you have been banned). Therefore, if they are offering you the chance to plead guilty by post, I would take it and run.

 

The invitation to plead guilty by post is fairly standard for this sort of offence.

 

At this stage, the Court Office (who issued the summons) won't have a clue as to whether the Magistrates wish to consider a ban. They can't until all the facts of the cases are tested in Court and a guilty verdict reached.

 

Quite simply. if you plead guilty by post and they wish to disqualify you from driving, then they will adjourn for sentencing in order that you can be summoned to attend.

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As far as I believe, the maximum penalty for driving in excess of 30MPH of the speed limit or double the speed limit is a driving ban and a fine.

 

As far as I'm aware, anything over 25-mph above the prescibed speed limit always used to be an automatic ban and a fine. Might be different now though.

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I've never heard the 25+ MPH, I know on motorways it is (or was) anything 100+ is usually a mandatory ban

 

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