well I just need advice on what road to take, from a solicitor that isnt trying to get my business like the one i called this afternoon who ive mentioned above.....do I go to court next week with a rubbish statement ive managed to put together myself and hope for the best or go down the expensive lack of evidence route?
HI jo,,yes, most definitely, cant be sure how fast I was actually going though, like I said the officer says in the summons "102mph to ??" and he told me in the police car I was doing 102mph, my speedo in my car is only in kph and I cant remember what kph I was doing, I had only had the car a few days and was struggling keeping a constant speed without cruise control, i guess I must have just put my foot on the floor, that must have been the cars top speed, its only a 10 year old 1.7 deisel.
okay first of all they say I wont have to go to court next Tuesday as they will get a adjournment in order to request what evidence the court has, when they see what the evidence is they will then try get the case thrown out on lack of evidence, thats what there charging 995 for,but then if that dosnt work and it goes back to court to trial they want another 995 to represent me on the day and hopefully come to some sort of agreement with the court, like the court and the solicitors agree an outcome I am happy with (not getting banned).
I told them money is an issue so they said they could take 200 of me (which is there hourly rate) and they could go request the evidence, and once myself and they had seen the evidence I could decide then whether to pay the rest of the 995 (775) and they would then take it forward to try get it thrown out, if that didn't work they would want ANOTHER 995 to go back to court.
If i didn't take it forward after seeing the evidence i suppose id just go back and plead guilty and hope they wouldn't use the request of evidence against me, Ive heard a lot of stories of people getting solicitors and coming off much much worse if the case doesn't get dropped, you have all the solicitor costs and then a doubly harsh penalty of the courts for messing them about, I suppose the big factor in in this is do they have any real evidence? and if they do will requesting the evidence before pleading guilty go against me?
thats what I got from a rushed 20min phone conversation this lunchtime anyway, I might have got some of what they told me wrong but it seemed to make sense at the time, this is the first and only lawyer Ive contacted so far.
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