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I was notified back in February of a motoring offence (speed

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Hello, I was notified back in February of a motoring offence (speed exceeding 30MPH) and paid the £100 fine in March (within the allotted time allowed).
In July, I received a Single Justice Procedure Notice from Birmingham saying that I was being taken to court for the offence as I had not responded and had 21 days to respond. I duly responded on 14th July (well within the 21 days) and provided a copy of my bank statement showing payment of the £100 fine to HMC had been made and sent it back with the notice asking for this to be considered before sending before the magistrates,
Late July/early August, I noticed my bank account had been credited with £100 from HMC and no points had been put my licence.
I had not heard anything until today when I received a Notice of Fine and Collection order saying the matter had been heard in Magistrates Court on 11th August and I had been fined £220 + Victim surcharge (?) £22.00 and costs of £85.
I had not had any notification of a court date and I am mortified and feel this action is unjust as I had paid the fine and was willing to take the 3 penalty points (which they have now given anyway).
Can you please advise if there is any route to appeal/reparation?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.

hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.

Had the £100 been paid within the time allowed by the fixed penalty please?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the £100 as paid within the time period allowed following notification of the offence. This is shown on my bank statement. A copy of which was sent with the Single Justice Procedure Notice on 14th July.
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.

You should appeal the decision. It will then be heard at the Crown Court.

So you can appeal the conviction on the basis the penalty had been previously paid.

Can I clairfy anything for you about this today please?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How can I appeal. There is no information how to do that?
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.

There is always a right to appeal. Contact the court where the conviction is.

Does that clarify?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you.
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.

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