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"Notice of intended prosecution" received just before Christmas - 6th and 13th December respectively. I have just filled in the forms accepting that I was the driver in both cases.
What available options are there when you plead mitigating circumstances?
I understand that I can plead guilty but with mitigating circumstances, and as such the magistrate has the discretion not to add penalty points to my licence (or to reduce the fine?).
I am seeking to reduce or eliminate the sanction, specifically since the medical condition was brought about through financial/job stress. Adding 6 penalty points and probably £200 fines will only add to it!
If I do refuse the fixed penalty offer, and they do summons me, what level of fine/costs might I expect?
It varies - around £3,000, but a terrible 2013, so most of 2014 will be repaying debts from then!