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Police stopped me a phone whilst driving. i pleaded

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police stopped me for useing a phone whilst driving. i pleaded guilty to the offence so not having to attend court. received fine of 716 pounds. this seems to be based on the income form that was sent with the summons. can i appeal this fine.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.
Yes you can appeal sentence. The matter will be set down in the Crown Court before 2 Magistrates and a Judge who can decide whether the sentence was excessive.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

with the appeal. would stating the fine / income relationship possibly have an effect

Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Yes. It is linked to income, based in weekly income amount.
Does that clarify?
Alex
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

so individuals fined for the same offence of being on the phone whilst driving will be fined not on the seriouse of the offence but rather on how much they earn

Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Correct.
Does that clarify?
Alex
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

would stating the level of fine to income with regards ***** ***** other individual guilty of the same offence but with a lower income being fined less. have a negative effect on my appeal

Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
No.
Its linked to your income.
Alex
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Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Hi

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