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Hi There - thanks for requesting me. Can you please confirm exactly what the charge is? Was it speeding? Have you been charged with Reckless and Negligent driving or just exceeding the speed limit by more than 30kms/hr? Please advise more detail and I will gladly assist you. Regards, Shaie
OK - so its speeding - the problem is that once you have to plead guilty in Court it is usually tantamount to a criminal conviction and will be recorded against your name. Do you know how fast you were going?
Have a look at this article which clarifies the matter somewhat: http://www.iol.co.za/motoring/industry-news/criminal-record-for-traffic-offenders-1.1668477
Did you see the article link I sent you?
Hi Again - I'm afraid this is a National issue and does not apply provincially. The only way to deal with it would be to go to the prosecutor and try negotiate a normal traffic fine as opposed to the full Admission of Guilt - Maybe just go to the prosecutors office and explain the situation nicely and see what they say - I must tell you I've done it quite a few times and if you speak nicely and respectfully ***** ***** are prepared to withdraw the charge if you're truly remorseful. I hope this has helped you? If you're satisfied with my service so please remember to rate me positively. Regards Shaie
100% correct - remember they cant arrest you or anything until you've been served with a summons and even then it has to be served personally on you. Just wait for the summons - sometimes you get lucky and they never serve and as soon as you do get served you go in and speak to the Prosecutor. Fell free to call me if you need more information. Regards