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Hello, I am a solicitor with 20 years experience. I will try to help you with this.
I am afraid that as far as the failing to notify the driver's details is concerned this is unlikely to amount to a defence, unless she had moved out and given the DVLA her new address details before the incident occurred. If the arrangement was that you would forward post to her and this did not work -regardless of why- then there is no defence.
Thank you. I would appreciate that as I am really struggling to cope.
However in terms of being a criminal record, it is not a record that will cause problems other than increased insurance premiums for a while. It might be an idea to arrange representation at court for her as a solicitor will be able to keep down the number of points and may be able to make representations about whether it is in the public interest to proceed.
I don't feel that you grasped the point that she did reply but we did not get it recorded and feel it would have been better to go to a local firm. Would she be entitled to legal aid for example? Is there any alternative to attending court? I seemed to wait quite a while for a very basic response.
There is an indication that the expert is now offline and the time I have available is limited. I therefore intend to seek better service elsewhere and do not agree to this payment being made.
OK sorry I misread that. Yes if you are confident that you sent it, and that was within the time limit then there is a defence to the failure to indentify case. I assume your daughter is the driver and she accepts that she was speeding. She should attend court to answer the summons and plead guilty to the speeding but deny the failure to identify.
The second warning is often sent outside the time limit for responding to the original request for details so it may be that she does not technically have a defence. However, if she attends court with a solicitor it is very likely that they will be able to negotiate with the prosecution so that if she pleads guilty to the speeding and the solicitor explains about the notices that they CPS will not proceed with that matter.