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Convicted without notice
« on: March 02, 2024, 04:43:30 pm »
Hi all!
I was stopped by a Policeman in July 2023 for 70 in a 40. I had my licence on me, so showed it to him at the roadside.

I heard nothing since (and assumed I was in the clear as 6 months had passed). However, upon checking my licence online, I found one SP30 for the July date with 6 points and 660.

I have still not received any request for payment of the 660.

There have been no changes of address, both my licence and my vehicle are registered at my correct address that hasn't changed in years.

Advice please...is 6 points and 660 a good result that I should just accept and try to pay, or have I lost out on the chance to plead guilty to receive an 30% discount (I guess that just applies to the fine not the points?)

Many thanks in anticipation of your replies.

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Re: Convicted without notice
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2024, 05:28:05 pm »
How long ago did you find out?
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Re: Convicted without notice
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2024, 05:45:09 pm »
How long ago did you find out?
Yesterday.

I check my licence probably more often than the average person, it has not been showing for long, probably less than a month
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Re: Convicted without notice
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2024, 06:35:48 pm »
We don't know your earnings/circumstances but from what I've learned over the years a ban would have been predicted most probably so you may have dodged a bullet. Cash-flow aside, it's only the points that will hobble you for the next 5 years so I'd suggest move on.
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Re: Convicted without notice
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2024, 06:43:30 pm »
We don't know your earnings/circumstances but from what I've learned over the years a ban would have been predicted most probably so you may have dodged a bullet. Cash-flow aside, it's only the points that will hobble you for the next 5 years so I'd suggest move on.
so if I went down the road of having the judgement set aside and starting again, is there no possibility that this would be the backstop worst possible case of 6 points?
What about the fact they did not deal with the case within 6 months?

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Re: Convicted without notice
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2024, 07:06:30 pm »
Nope. Reopening a case can make matters worse.

They only have to commence prosecution within 6 months (used to be called 'laying papers') - i.e do the admin. Cases are often heard later.