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1450 Speeding Fine - wow

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  • #16
    Re: 1450 Speeding Fine - wow

    Originally posted by enquirer View Post
    Agreed, it's got Colonel Blimp's fingerprints all over it!
    Getting rid of JPs from the justice system is a subject where solicitors and barristers - and some police officers - share common ground. When JPs are appointed, they are told to leave their personal and political beliefs and prejudices outside the court building. The reality is that many don't and you get ridiculous and, sometimes, disproportionate sentences handed out. I have seen Clerks of the Court shake their heads in disbelief or tell them they can't do what they like, loud enough for everyone in the court to hear. Having prosecuted in front of both JPs and District Judges, I have to say that DJs, being legally-trained, give better justice.

    It might pay you to speak to the court's legal team as they would have handled the case papers prior to the date of the hearing and scrutinised them.
    Life is a journey on which we all travel, sometimes together, but never alone.


    • #17
      Re: 1450 Speeding Fine - wow

      Originally posted by leaforge View Post

      Thanks for all the useful comments.

      just to add...
      the court was informed of the drivers name and also informed that he was not in the UK - he is now resident in Italy, Nissan Navara was perfectly road worthy, used during day for collecting building materials etc. The company car is owned by a limited company.

      I have until 8th Oct to pay it.


      Telling the court was entirely meaningless. It wasn't the court that sent the s172 notice. It was the court that found you guilty of not providing an adequate response within the statutory timeframe of 28 days from service of the s172 request.



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