I have been summoned to court for doing 101mph on a 70mph motorway. There is choice to enter a guilty plea however I still have to attend court. I have no points on my license and I will enter a guilty plea.Is there any benefit on sending a letter with a early guilty plea and what do you think I will get, points or ban please.
Province/Country relating to question : London
Good day, I always strive to reply in the shortest possible time,I may be delayed answering other questions, attending a meeting or in court.What are you going to say in your letter?
Accept that I was speeding more or less.
HiThank you for your question and welcome to Just Answer. I will try to help with this.My colleague asked me to look at this.If you were 101 mph in a 70 mph zone then you will have to attend court for consideration of disqualification in any event. That is why they have summonsed you.You may as well plead guilty by post. You will have to attend anyway but it will do no harm to enter an early guilty plea. In terms of whether or not send a covering letter, that really depends upon what you intend to say. In fact the forms you have received do allow you to set down anything you want to say about the offence. With speeding offences, unfortunately, there is a great deal that can be said in mitigation though. Usually it is a matter of emphasising remorse and is a persons hitherto good driving record. It would do no harm to include a cover letter saying how sorry you are.If you are doing 101 mph in a 70 zone then you are facing 6 points or a short disqualification of between 7 to 56 days. Overall, you would probably get 6 points. This is a high-speed but it was upon a motorway and so there were limited vulnerable road users. You have no other points and have pleaded guilty.Hope this helps. Please rate my answer three stars or above and then I will answer your follow up questions for free.
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