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Sorry if I'm missing the point but were you expecting anything else? What are you hoping to do? You seem to accept the offence?
There is no right to a fixed penalty offer I'm afraid. They just use them to reduce the pressure on courts. Depending on the speed it might not have been appropriate for that reason. If they have summonsed anyway then it is no defence to say that you have not had a fixed penalty offer. In those circumstances your only two options is to plead guilty and pay or contest the matter and put them to proof but there are risks of costs in that. Sorry that is probably bad news. Can I clarify anything for you? Jo
That woukd just lead to three points and a fine of between 75-125 % of your weekly income. If you are lucky you might get a bench that fines you £85 and makes you pay the surcharge of £15 so you would be dealt with as though you had the fixed penalty anyway.
Generally speaking it is better to attend in person. There are exceptions but in this type of situation you have quite a lot of mitigation about the fact that it is actually in court. It depends whether you are willing to take time away from work. Most people have better things to do than go to court I suppose.