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Hello.I have six points on my licence but this morning received

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Hello.I have six points on my licence but this morning received a speeding ticket for doing 56mph in a 30mph zone {road works}. what is the maximum penalty points that vcan be given for the offence? I am self employed .always in my car and worried about my licence
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Alex Watts :

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

Alex Watts :

For now please let me know the date of the other points and if you accept this offence?

JACUSTOMER-0jo2ghl4- :

the date for the lastpoints was 13th Dec 2014

JACUSTOMER-0jo2ghl4- :

I am accepting this new offence

Alex Watts : I assume you have 2013, is that one offence of 6 points?
JACUSTOMER-0jo2ghl4- :

Yes, im not sure why they gave mr six instead of three, i think maybe it was because i was very late answering the summons due to extreme family problems.

Alex Watts :

Was it that or was it failure to supply information?

JACUSTOMER-0jo2ghl4- :

who knows? i just got six points,paid the fine and carried on. What do you think wqill be the dammage this time?

Alex Watts :

Ok - let me have a look at the guidelines.

Alex Watts :

The guideline is a fine 6 points or disqualify for 7-56 days.

Alex Watts :

So you can be given points or disqualified.

Alex Watts :

Given the speed you are unlikely to be given a fixed penalty. But if you do and accept it you will be required to go to Court as you will have 12 points

Alex Watts :

The court can then consider disqualification

Alex Watts :

But if you have been offered a fixed penalty then take it

Alex Watts :

That would be 3 points and £100 fine

Alex Watts :

Then you will have 9 on your licence.

Alex Watts :

So if they have offered you a fixed penalty - take it

Alex Watts :

Your licence will be safe but you MUST be careful for 3 years as you will have 9 points.

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

JACUSTOMER-0jo2ghl4- :

Are you sure they will only give me 3 points as i am way over the speed limit?

Alex Watts :

Was it a fixed penalty you have been offerd?

Alex Watts :

If so then yes, they have missed it. 3 points and a fine.

Alex Watts :

Does that help>

JACUSTOMER-0jo2ghl4- :

i have just had the initial notice of intented prosecution

Alex Watts :

Ok - does it offer you 3 points and a fine, it should say?

JACUSTOMER-0jo2ghl4- :

it only asks for my details and licence no. it doesnt say anything about a conditional offer

Alex Watts :

OK - I would send it back for the moment.

Alex Watts :

You may get a fixed penalty.

Alex Watts :

But then it may be you are required to go to Court and the details of what could happen are above.

Alex Watts :

Can you see those?

JACUSTOMER-0jo2ghl4- :

okay, so i will send off the paperwork.Can i contact you again when i receive the next letter?

Alex Watts : Of course. Just put any questions for Alex W they will come to me.
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything further?
Alex Watts :

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