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No, it means that you will face either 6 points or a short ban of between 7-56 days.
Realistically, since you are at the middle of the sentencing bracket you are facing points not a ban.
70 mph zones tend not to contain vulnerable road users and other aggravating features.
and the max amount of points you can have on your license if 12correct?
There will also be a fine of between 75-125% of your weekly income.
Yes, 12 points.
Unless you have been driving for less than 2 year
I am a student and do not have any income as such
in which case you will be revoked under the new drivers scheme.
Everybody has an income.
They will just work out your yearly income and divide it by 52.
also, costs of £85 and the victim surcharge of £35 or thereabouts.
This doesn't carry custody.
will there be a court summons for my case then? at the moment they are just sending me a letter to confirm that I was the driver
Well, they could forget to summons. That does happen.
But certainly on the sentencing guidelines they should summons rather than offer a fixed penalty.
They might offer a fixed penalty and then realise their mistake.
It is likely to go to court long term.
they have stated i have no choice on the fixed penalty if the offence is excessive
so, I will probably be summoned to court it seems
Yes, its miles per hour over the speed limit that determine the sentencing.
It is probable that you would be summonsed but not guaranteed.
In a busy area they are very disorganised often.
the road was very clear that they, plus I have delayed my response by a very long time
I did not recieve the inital letter it seems
the final reminder only got to me on saturday
they said they sent me a letter on 6th of August
What was the date of the offence?
3rd of August
They have until the 3rd February to lay an information before the Court then.
They do sometimes run out of time.
sorry, a correction; it was only today that my parents received the final notice letter, and I wont get this letter until monday or tuesday
The time starts from the date of the offence
ok, thank you for your assistance
All the best.
one last thing
If i call them over the phone, will they be able to inform me what option they want to offer me? or will I have to wait for a letter from them instead?
They won't tell you but anyway its a bad idea.
I am just very anxious about all this...never stepped on this sid eof the law before
All things like that do is remind them of the need to review your case.
You want to be sitting very quietly.
Thats the way for them to miss your case.
so I dont even call them on monday to tell them why my response is late?
Are you out of the 28 day period?
From the date of the last issue?
they data on the final notice they sent me is 30th of Aufust, which is yesterday. And they state that I have 7 days to response before they take legal action against me
As long as you do respond in 7 days they will not charge you with failing to identify.
But don't call them. Just do it.
There's no point in calling them.
If you are out of time then you are out of time.
They won't not prosecute because you have called them.
ok then, thank you very much.
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