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Ash
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My question is unfortunately lengthy & a bit convoluted. My

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My question is unfortunately lengthy & a bit convoluted.
My grandson's girlfriend's car was photographed when exceeding the speed limit.
A fine was subsequently sent to her as the car owner.
At this point, grandson & girlfriend had split up.
She filled in a reply to the allegation saying that grandson was driving.
A new fine was sent to girlfriend's house charging grandson & demanding that he paid a fine.
We can only assume that she destroyed this letter, so grandson was never aware of it until he was tracked down by the court, claiming that he had unpaid fines & that he had not attended an arranged court hearing.
He & I attended a subsequent court hearing, when grandson explained the train of events.
The Judge ruled that 6 points should be deducted from his records, 3 for the alleged speeding offence,& 3 for a penalty for non court attendance.
It would seem that this ruling was not communicated to DVLA.
Grandson has now received a letter from DVLA, saying that at (yet another) court hearing on 18th September, he was banned from driving for these aforementioned "offences".
This ban is aggravated by the fact that he now has a driving job which he both loves & of course provides him with his ability to pay his way.
How should we straighten out this mess please?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 3 years ago.
Alex Watts :

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.

Alex Watts :

Just to be clear your Grandson has no knowledge of the proceedings at all?

Customer: Quite true
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Alex Watts :

I think the emails are system generated, sadly as an expert I can not stop them

Alex Watts :

What he needs to do is go to Court ASAP and make what is called a statutory declaration

Alex Watts :

The court will have him there and ask him whether he knew of the proceedings.

Alex Watts :

If he swears on oath he did not then the Court CAN set them asidfe

Alex Watts :

* aside *

Alex Watts :

This means that the proceedings go away and start again

Alex Watts :

All points and fines go at this stage

Alex Watts :

He can then defend proceedings as required

Alex Watts :

There is no cost to do this and he needs to call the Court asap to make an appointment

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer: Thank you.
Customer: No, that answers my questions perfectly.
Customer: Thank you again
Alex Watts :

Great. Can I help with anything else today?

Customer: I'm sorry, I do have one last question, can anyone else go to the court on his behalf?
Alex Watts :

A Solicitor, that is it

Alex Watts :

Does that help?

Alex Watts :

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