My initial though is to plead guilty and submit a letter of explanation based on the information I provided in the opening paragraph. The vehicle hasn't been driven on any roads without insurance, so there was no intention to be illegal. However, if the information I have provided is credible enough to plead not guilty then I will defend my corner. I don't particularly want a £1000 fine based on an oversight caused by a sequence of events. I'd like your opinion on whether my story is sufficient enough to plead not guilty?
Yes, that's correct. I only insured it for a short period while in Spain and then it broke down. The insurance has then lapsed. I should of SORN the vehicle as it is off the road awaiting repair, or scrap in Spain.
You mentioned that I won't receive the maximum fine of £1000 but will get fined roughly 75-125% of my weekly income. In that case I could get a £1000 as my earnings are in excess of £2000 per week. Can you please clarify please?