I want to know more details on next steps if I plead guilty and what to do if I plead not guilty.
The letter appears to have been delayed and I have been unable to speak to police or magistrates court, both were too busy to answer (on hold for 30 mins plus with police). The details in the statement from lady and police contradict each other - is that relevant?
and the offence states I was driving on oldfield lane when I was stationary as I was parked on a drive unable to enter road as there was traffic in both directions.
dated 20 February to appear 1 april offence is
...driving without due care and attention. Contrary to section 3 of the road traffic act 10988 and sechedule 2 to the road traffic offenders act 1988
I was stationary at the time. The road was busy and I wasn't moving as unable to enter the road as traffic coming in both directions
Sure no problem
The summons says
on 11/10/2013 at Greenford drove a mechanically propelled vehicle, namely Volkswagen Passat LR05 DWC, on a road, namely Oldfield Lane, Greenford without due care and attention. then states act.
it then has facts section saying I drove on oldfield lane without due care and attention in that I reversed off a driveway and collided with a pedestrian causing injuries.
that's it from magistrates then notice from met police TCJ has witness statement from police officer who says he spoke to PS GADD, an offduty Police Sergenat who stated he had not seen what had happened but saw elderly female on the floor who appeared to have been hit by a vechile reversing.
Then to the lady who says I hit her and then to passer by sho says he saw lady on the floor
after that it says he spoke to me and I said I was stationary, made aware lady was being helped up, had been edging out and wasn't aware of hitting the lady.
There is a further statement from lady saying my car was parked adjacent to the footpath and I just reversed without due care and attendtion...it goes on with details of what happened implying she was badly hurt and she couldn't speak because she was in shock and continues for a page about what happened and her severe injuries as a result including arthritis and high blood pressure, bruising to neck, shoulder, arm, wrist, hip, back, foot, swollen leg and left side of body now being unable to walk without extreme pain - loss of confidence and frightened to walk on footpath ending by saying 'my life has been taken away from me.. (and) triggered onset of arthritis and ... depressed.
I cant answer that on her behalf. She could have fallen trying to avoid the car and believe it is still my fault that she fell. she was saying she needed a hip replacement and maybe she needs the money... but really I cant say if there is any reason
Is there any response you can give or guidance on what will happen if I plead guilty not guilty with the information I have already given and any advice on timescales I should be doing that with as I am very concerned with the delay the incorrect post code has caused already and penalties that may apply if I don't acknowledge, respond soon
ok can I check what 'you cow phone' should read or means and do you have any details of what the standard of the careful and experienced driver is.
Also do you think I need a lawyer to proceed with not guilty, any idea what costs of that would be?
And as before I want to know how to address the wrong postcode they have for me and what that delay in receiving the information might mean - am I too late to plead not guilty?
Date for guilty plead id 1 april, if pleading not guilty alternative date is to be set....
Is there any advice on timescales or the incorrect post code ?
oh, the letter seemed to imply I had to respond within 7 days, have I got that right - its just that letter appears to have been delayed due to the postcode being incorrect