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2006/07/17 00:23:47 (permalink)
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Court Summons Advice

Alright guys, just to explain the situation, a few months back I was caught speeding by an unmarked police car doing 50 in a 30(apparantly), I don't wanna go into all the moral stuff about speeding etc.

What i need help with is this, I had to go to the police station to show them my documents within 7 days, however i was at uni at the time and my documents were at parents house, by the time it was sent up and I had it all i was a day late, but when to the police station regardless.

I produced all documents except for driving licence counterpart, so he said, you'll be sent a court summons and asked to send your driving licence as you didn't produce it here, tick guilty and it'll go through as normal.

However, 2 months later, I've been staying with my girlfriend this past week, get back home to find this letter, it was sent last wednesday, and I've been given a hearing day of tuesday 18th. I can plead guilty by post however it has to reach them 3 days before the hearing date and at present its sitting downstairs on the coffee table.

So what do I do? I don't want to go to court - its 200 miles away from where I am now, I wanted to plead guilty by post, however I've only just received the documents, also it says if I don't go to the hearing they will process the case without me, is this an option?

Any advice would be very welcome.

Cheers guys
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    Jax Demon
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    RE: Court Summons Advice 2006/07/17 00:30:28 (permalink)
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    imo i would just send it

    send it special delivery next day should be there for 9am and you will have proof that you sent it should it fail to arrive

    if they moan say you dont live at your parents anymore so how is it your fault that you didnt get it
    post edited by davedarave01uk - 2006/07/17 00:31:04
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    sillynarbie
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    RE: Court Summons Advice 2006/07/17 02:45:18 (permalink)
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    johnterry
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    RE: Court Summons Advice 2006/07/17 04:37:58 (permalink)
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    whats states your driving licence in??

    You got points, out of your two years etc... might be worth the trip and explaining what happened, take some doc's to prove it and that... if you can't make the court dtate for a good reason ask them to change.... did you get done for speeding??

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    RE: Court Summons Advice 2006/07/17 08:38:35 (permalink)
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    ring up and speak to the magistrates court and explain the situation.

    if defendants fail to appear then they will be dealt with in their absence.

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    RE: Court Summons Advice 2006/07/17 10:13:25 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: davedarave01uk

    imo i would just send it

    send it special delivery next day should be there for 9am and you will have proof that you sent it should it fail to arrive

    if they moan say you dont live at your parents anymore so how is it your fault that you didnt get it


    To be fair its your legal duty to inform the dvla of any address change so i dont think that would wash...
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    RE: Court Summons Advice 2006/07/17 10:19:50 (permalink)
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    Have they given you a normal speeding fine?

    Or with the speed being well over the mark, are they sending it to court?

    If so expect 6 points and a fine of about 100 quid.

    Or is the court case only because you could not produce your docs?

    I think the standard fine is 50 quid for not showing your paperwork within 7 days, it was this about 7 years back when i showed by docs after 9 days, they still fined me
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    wiffers
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    RE: Court Summons Advice 2006/07/17 10:24:37 (permalink)
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    Sent courier/special delivery - guaranteed next day

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    RE: Court Summons Advice 2006/07/17 12:40:37 (permalink)
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    I've got a similar problem right now actually,

    Ok well ive been done for red light offence and i need to send my driving license away

    Secondly i got pulled last night and given a producer, and i need to produce all my documents at a station including my driving license.

    1 massive problem though

    I dont have my driving license available as i sent it through the post to the SIA as they needed it for identification purposes for my door badge and they still have got it

    So wtf am i ment to do because i obviously cant produce it?....
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    RE: Court Summons Advice 2006/07/17 13:26:49 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: SteroidMan

    So wtf am i ment to do


    Don't jump red lights!!




























    Sorry, couldn't resist

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    RE: Court Summons Advice 2006/07/17 14:48:44 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Trident

    Have they given you a normal speeding fine?

    Or with the speed being well over the mark, are they sending it to court?

    If so expect 6 points and a fine of about 100 quid.

    Or is the court case only because you could not produce your docs?

    I think the standard fine is 50 quid for not showing your paperwork within 7 days, it was this about 7 years back when i showed by docs after 9 days, they still fined me


    Yeh its for not producing the docs within 7 days, so I haven't been convicted of anything yet but when they look at the case i'll be convicted for speeding.

    I rang up today and the lady said she'd adjourn it so that I can send the guilty plea by post in, cheers for the help guys.

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    RE: Court Summons Advice 2006/07/17 15:02:30 (permalink)
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    In North Wales the police had out speeding fines for fun to motorists caught doing as liitle as 32 in a 30 zone. Honest! this aint no bull.

    I think the record was actually 31 in a 30 zone and it was an old guy.

    Long gone are the days when you could do a bit over due to the possible inaccuracy of your speedo,

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