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    • Thank you. So it's a byelaw offence, that could make life a bit easier later.  If this is a SJPN then I don't think you can address the court. Dx will know for sure.  HB
    • Sorry for my late update. My friends. The attchment is the charge sheet. Are you refering to this?   I find that I could also say something to the court.(See the screenshot) Can I ask for some suggestions? Charge Sheet.pdf Screenshot 2024-05-22 144200.pdf
    • do a chargeback to your bank if temu want it back then they'll write and ask for it. 9/10 they dont bother. dx
    • No reminders are required by law. As a result of that, whether the police say they sent one or not, whether they actually did so or not and whether you received it or not has no bearing on the matter whatsoever.  I have explained what to do in the third paragraph of my post #22. You don't need to do any more than that. The most likely outcome is that your offer (to plead guilty to speeding if the FtP charge is dropped) will be accepted by the prosecutor. What happens next is for the court to decide. This "deal" is done every day in courts up and down the land and all court users (prosecutors, Magistrates and their legal advisors) are familiar with it.  Although I said you could not ask to be sentenced at the fixed penalty level, that was incorrect. There is nothing to stop you asking (and if you do, you should mention it under "Mitigation" when you fill in your return). You can mention the circumstances you were in when you returned the request for driver's details and suggest that is why the error with the stamp may have occurred.  My feeling, however, is that your request will be denied. If it is, you will face sentencing under the normal guidelines. These suggest a fine of half a week's net income (reduced by a third for your guilty plea.- so one third of a week's income). You will also be ordered to pay a "Victim Surcharge" of 40% of the fine and prosecution costs of around £90. You will also have three points imposed on your driving record. You may be lucky and encounter a kindly Magistrate who settles on the fixed penalty equivalent or you may see something in between (with perhaps the prosecution costs left off). But the worst case is as in the previous paragraph. There's no need to fret too much over this. The important thing is to make sure you plead not guilty to both charges and make it absolutely clear that you will plead guilty to speeding only if the other charge is dropped. You may be asked to attend court or it may be handled under the SJ procedure. I don't know how they work this matter in South Wales.
    • The problem that I'm having is with Temu. I ordered a cat tree (£152.98) that I want to send back as it's too small for them/not as advertised/flimsy. I would never have paid that amount if I'd known what poor quality/ how small it was. I have contacted Temu about this numerous times, they did get back to me once but they didn't actually help me with their response. I tried to get in touch again but the emails only ran one way so I couldn't get back to them and tell them that they haven't answered me correctly on how to get the cat tree sent back to them. I have attached the emails correspondence into this post. Thank you in advance for the help and support.    Temu email.pdf
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      The judge's reasoning is very useful and will certainly be helpful in any other cases relating to third-party rights where the customer has contracted with the courier company by using a broker.
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