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is he charged with failing to notify?
Why didn't he notify?
Ok but why didn't he get somebody to read it to him within the time scale?
In fairness, if it is 28 days and he knew he had received a letter? Why was it ignored?
I'm really sorry but he should be pleading guilty.
The S172 notice is standard and it is a 28 day period.
Even if it were 7 days though that is quite long enough to find somebody who can read a form. Most people in the UK can read. In any event though, there is no defence to S172 to say that you cannot read.
This isn't an issue of disability and therefore the Equal Opps legislation does not apply. This is not to do with dyslexia. People with dyslexia read. They make spell phenotically. They can read.
This is an issue of not being able to read which is not a disability.
In any event, there is no defence on either basis.
I'm very sorry but I can only give you truthful information.
Can I clarify anything for you?
It may be.
It does not give rise to a defence to S172.
All the best.