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Thank you for you reply. I would like to know if there is any chance that I might lose at the Magistrate's Court.
If the Court accept that the vehicle did not exist on the date of the alleged offence, and that I had sent a letter to the DVLA on 12/06/13 explaining that the car was to be scrapped and that I was no longer the keeper, with that not demonstrate that I have stayed within the law?
No, I wrote in my letter to the DVLA that I was no longer in possession of the vehicle, and that it had been transferred to the garage that I had left it at, and that the garage were arranging for it to be scrapped, which they did. I also asked the DVLA to contact me if there were any issues. My next contact with them came in October 2012 when they sent me a £100, which I appealed on the basis that I had already informed them that I was no longer the keeper and that it had been scrapped. I received an acknowledgement slip in November 2012 which state that they had updated their records. Then in March 2013 I received a summons for Court. had thought that this had just been a clerical error in which the DVLA had not updated their records in June 2012.
That seems crazy. Thank you for your answer. I too cannot find any part of the legislation that requires a person to update the DVLA on their own forms. I might have thought that they would have contacted with me had they believed that there was an issue.