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. Thank you question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this. Is this the first correspondence you received about this?
I received the standard letter first telling me the offence & asking me if I accepted responsibility
are you there?
Sorry fo the delay.
Do you have any other points?
from when please?
July 2014 & I went over the red light on Christmas eve, I returned the initial form back late, the one along me to confirm I was driving could this be the reason why I've received this letter? It's so vague I'm really worried why it's going before a magistrate I've never ever been to court before
Ok. That will be considered then as it is in time.
If this is a red light offence then as long as you did not go after it a very long time after it turned red then it will just be a S36 RTA matter.
That attracts 3 points and a fine.
they might actually offer the red light awareness course.
That would be great if they do as that avoids points.
If there was a number of seconds between your crossing and the light turning red then they could charge this as driving without due care and attention.
That does not often happen but it could.
If so, that carries 3 -9 points and a fine.
You can plead by post to S36 RTA or you can go to court.
Can I clarify anything ?
So the magistrate might come back with a decision made then I won't have to go to court? If I ring the number on this letter tomorrow do you think they will tell me what might happen?
No. They will tell you they cannot give legal advice.
If this is a S36 RTA offence then you can plead by post.
Also I didn't even cross the junction I only crossed over the line then stopped & the camera went off
That is not the issue I'm afraid.
The issue is whether you crossed the white line or, if that is broken badly, the traffic light.
Ok how do I plead by post then please?
They will send out forms with the summons.
All you have received at this stage is a letter from the police that they have reported this of prosecution.
Ok thank you, ***** ***** standard red light offence that they issue these letters re. Going before a magistrate? This is what's worrying me why haven't they asked me driving licence like they did speeding offence I feel as if there's more to it & it's ominous which I'm scared about, why haven't they just told me that I'll get points & a fine?
No. They can issue fixed penalties or the red light awareness course.
There could be lots of reasons they have done this. They may be in time difficulties. Or they may not have the course available locally.
Ok thanks time I'm worried sick but I'll just have to wait & see
I'm sure it will just be a S36 RTA matter and attract 3 points and a fine.