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Got an MS90 and SP30 notice in the post today. I didn't

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got an MS90 and SP30 notice in the post today. I didn't receive anything about the court hearing and I wrote back to confirm i was the driver at the time of the speeding offence, what can i do?
JA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: erm, I'm in the UK
JA: What action has been taken so far? What's your ideal outcome?
Customer: got an MS90 and SP30 notice in the post today. I didn't receive anything about the court hearing and I wrote back to confirm i was the driver at the time of the speeding offence, what can i do?
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: i don't think so
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 months ago.

Did you disclose in time?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I sent the details back and then never heard anything until this notice of endorsement from the courts came in the post today. Also yesterday I had a letter from the DVLA about endorsements
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 months ago.

Within 28 days?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
it was sent the day after it came in
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 months ago.

Did it name the driver unequivocally?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I was driving and confirmed that to them
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 months ago.

Thanks

If you did disclose in 28 days of the date of the S172 request then you can always defend on that basis.

It is a defence to failing to identify although obviously not to speeding.

If you attend court and offer a plea to speeding in exchange for dropping the failing to identify then that will probably be acceptable to the Crown. They do not usually pursue failing to identify if speeding is available to them.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Jo