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Caught doing 101 in a 70, ima allready on 5 points so i

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caught doing 101 in a 70, ima allready on 5 points so i would rather take a bigger fine and short ban rather than 6 points as its risky being on 11 points, is there anything i can do to avoid the 6points without a large ban like 3 or 6 months?
JA: What state was the citation in? And have you consulted a local attorney?
Customer: staffordshire, no
JA: Do you need to appear in court?
Customer: i don't have to
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: dont think so
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: UK Traffic Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

where your other points due to speeding?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
the three were, the 2 were for not responding quick enough
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

You don't get to choose the sentence I'm afraid.

It is decided by the Bench in accordance with the sentencing guidelines.

101 mph in a 90 mph zone carries either 6 points or a short ban.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

You can sometimes persuade them to impose a short ban instead of 6 points but this is at the lower end of the sentencing bracket so that isn't all that likely.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

The only other alternative is the hope they will fail to summons you. That does happen sometimes.

There isn't a mechanism for paying a higher fine though to avoid points or to reduce them known to English law.

Can I clarify anything for you?


Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

No problem. All the best.