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.