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O dear, that is not good news. A criminal record for a genuine mistake. She has been a full time carer for my sister for 14 years.
Would she be able to ask for the following to be taken into consideration.
She thought she could use the badge doing an urgent shop for my sister as my sister was completely out of food.
The parking attendent was very rude and suggested she was using a dead persons blue badge.
This happened back in May 2014 and the carer sent in all the supporting documents (ie. my sisters mobility van details and her employment contract). She heard nothing more until a court sumonds arrived on 28th December. Asking her to come to court on 27th January and plead guilty.
Is there anything she can do to get out of this please?
In your first answer, you mentioned she could plead or be convicted?
Does that mean if she pleads guilty she will not be convicted and will therefor not receive a criminal record? Also the fine may be a lot lower as you suggest?
Also will the council reconsider not confiscating my sisters blue badge due to the circumstances.