Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
1. You can't appeal. If you contest the ticket then it will go to Court. If you plead not guilty the matter will be listed for trial.
2. No, you keep the licence.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
What will be my chances of success if I plead not guilty and go to court considering the circumstances I listed and the fact that it was a laser device which does not record the registration of the car?
This is what the police would tell me, I need a legal view. It appears that these cameras are not accurate, need calibration, subject to change with hand movement, in a dual carriage way they can point at other cars, do not record registration, can be affected by mist, have to be in a visible place ... etc. Do you have any experience with cases that have gone to court or is this just a generally held view regardless of the circumstances?
You need expert evidence to show the camera was faulty. The issue here is the machine will be calibrated, the kit will be home office approved and the officer will be trained. In my experience it is very hard to have a defence like this. Remember you are not the first person to raise these defences, the courts have heard them before.
Unless you have any credible evidence the kit was faulty or that the officer did not know what he was doing you are likely to be found guilty.
I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest