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I have been sent a Single Justice Procedure Notice for

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I have been sent a Single Justice Procedure Notice for unlicensed keeping of motor vehicle.As soon as I noticed that my car was clamped, I made every effort instantly to contact DVLA to make a payment and sort this issue out. I set up a direct debit and paid any outstanding. I also paid £100 to release my vehicle from the clamp. This was in May this year.I recently received this letter from the court asking for my plea. I had no idea that there was more I had to do and this has all come as a shock to me. What do you suggest I do?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: UK Traffic Law
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 10 months ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.

What would you like to know about this today please?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Do I plead guilty? What steps do I need to take?
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 10 months ago.

I assume you accept it wasnt taxed?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
As I mentioned in my first message, I unintentionally kept an untaxed vehicle. I received no notice that it was untaxed and as soon as I saw the clamp, I called DVLA to pay whatever I owed.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
However, when I spoke to DVLA, there was no mention of further action and I was left to believe that everything was sorted out
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 10 months ago.

Ok - then you should plead guilty.

You will not have to attend Court, but can put mitigation which includes that it was unintentional.

You will get a fine and Court costs. That is it.

But you should plead guilty, as it was not on purpose but still an offence
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Will this affect me in the future? Having a court procedure against me?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Also, what would happen if I pass the 21 day period?
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 10 months ago.

No. It would not. If you pass the period they may assume you want to plead Not guilty

Does that clarify?