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This is a case where you either had insurance or you did not
You seem to accept that they cancelled your insurance so you are technically guilty.
However you could argue a thing called special reasons
This is special reasons not to endorse your licence.
These are matters the Court should take into account and the test is:
If you can convince the Court that you did not know and it amounts to a special reason you could get away with any penalty
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
so on the summons that I have to return to the court should I plead guilty even though I was totally unaware that my insurance had been cancelled and could you clarify one point that I have been told, if you plead guilty you definitely have to have the points regardless of the reason
Yes that is correct. You have to plead guilty as you did NOT have insurance.
The insurance company cancelled it
But you need to ask for a hearing for Special Reasons to be put forward.
If the Court accept the special reasons then you may get 0 points
I have all the evidence in the form of emails that show I would have been unaware insurance was cancelled, so can someone speak on my behalf or do I have to do it, I have heard that there are court solititors but don't know how to get anyone to represent me
You need to plead guilty by post and then ask for a hearing for special reasons.
You will then get an adjourned hearing date.
At that point you can instruct a Solicitor.
There are Solicitors at Court, you could instruct them directly but you would not get legal aid for this.
Or you can instruct a High Street firm to represent you.
I imagine the fee will be about £300 or so
Does that help?
yes thank you very much for your help I will follow your advice, I had tried to instruct a solicitor but they said the initial consultion would be 250 and then anything from 1000 to 5000 to represent me in court and I could not afford that but if you think I could get representation for about 300 that would be something I would be happy to look into
Good luck with this.
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