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hi i have got a summon for dangerous load because 5 months earlier i was driving with adult in passenger seat, 2 adults at the back, one child in car seat and one child in footwell. the police car stopped me and told me about dangerous load act and i told them i wasnt aware of the law and that we were going to get food which is less than a mile away. what do i do now? plead guilty? if yes then what should i write in mitigating comments and also what fine/penalty should i expect. i dont want to go to court
the police have confirmed all of this as witness statements adding that an unsecured child was in footwell behind passenger seat
please reply asap
also i am unemployed since sometime in 2006 dont have the exact date, receive child care benefit of 250 a month which i entirely spend on my children and my husband earns around 21k apprx/yr. therefore should i be writing his outgoings where the form ask me for outgoings?
i need to know my best course of plead?
exact wording for mitigating comments and other details that i need to include in my form
please reply asap i have very few days to respond!
yes i have committed offense
Ok - then you need to plead guilty as you will get 1/3rd off any sentence.
As such if you plead guilty you will get a lower fine.
what should i be writing in mitigating comments?
what sort of sentence and fine am i looking at?
Yes you can put it in wriitng. You are looking at 3 points and a fine.
As for mitigating, you need to say you didnt know, not causing an accident, no previous convictions etc.
would there be any jail time ?
No chance whatsoever
A fine and points only
also if i plead guilty by post do i need to go to court
No you wont need to go to Court
could you exactly tell me what to write in mitigating comments
would my child care benefit be taken away?
No benefit will be taken away
As for mitigating, you need to say you didnt know, not causing an accident, no previous convictions, you are pleading guilty.
That is what you need to put
should i send it right away or can do i have few days to get 1/3 off fine
it also says i need to pay 85 quid can that be avoided?
You are liable for the court costs
is there anything else i need to know before i proceed with this
and do i need to send my dvla with the dosuments?
No, that is it. You will need to submit income/expenditure sheet
No, you send your licence to Court
They will endorse it
do i need to send the licencse to court with these documents?
Yes you should do so
and does my partner income have any thing to do with the amount of fine
No, none whatsoever
one last thing
i will send my dvla and these forms by recorded post
how will i get my dvla back
Yes of course
The Court will post it back to you
do i need to send return envelope
They will post it back
ok thank you
Can I clarify anything else for you?
thats all i think of to be hinest
thanks a lot
Can I help with anything else today?
my benefit in 250
can i show my outoings as 250
Only if that is what they are. It is an offence to lie about your income/expenses
also if my husband pays for fuel
Ok, but you can't lie about your expenses
do i need to put that as my outgoings or is it his outgoings
If there are joint ones you put half
do i need to give proof of reciepts for my chid maintenance
or just state the amount
ok that will be all
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