I was stopped by a police officer for using my phone while being in a motor car. I had stopped at traffic lights and had my phone plugged in and was tapping screen to access the Bluetooth function in order to connect it to my car kit (and the office confirm this in his statement as well). I appealed the "spot fine and points" and the matter went to court where I was given 3 points and £100 fine plus court fees. I want to appeal and fight this as I wasn't using the phone to make a call - I was accessing the Bluetooth application to connect the phone to my car - and the officer confirmed this in his report. Is it worth my appealing this bearing in mind I wasn't using the phone to make calls or sending texts AND again, the officer confirms this in his report. I pleaded guilty at the hearing as I had mitigating circumstances and I was confident the court would take this into account but they have ignored the mitigation and issued a standard judgement. Should I appeal this and risk it potentially getting worse (as I clearly didn't do anything wrong within the definition of the law) or should I just accept it? I have never had any endorsements on my license and I don't want to start now. I am careful and considerate driver. Please advise.Thank you.M. Wacha
Should I appeal the court's ruling (as I clearly didn't do anything wrong within the definition of the law) and risk it potentially getting worse or should I just accept it?
I have never had any endorsements on my license and I don't want to start now. I am careful and considerate driver. Please advise.
I only pleaded guilty as I believe the mitigating circumstances would be taken into consideration... otherwise I wouldn't have do so.
Granted yes I did tap the screen of my phone whilst stopped at traffic lights but it's neither dangerous driving nor was it a conversation on the phone.
Surely this is some way of appealing this.
I wouldn't even mind paying the fine as long as I don't get the endorsement.
I will pay the fine as long as I don't get the endorsement... how would I appeal?
So how do I appeal then?
Do you know what this form is called? and is it just the normal way to appeal?