Sorry for the delay.
I'm not sure what your question is. You can plead guilty by post. That will lead to a fine and points but you don't have to appear in court.
If you are asking whether or not you can take this matter back to the issue of the fixed penalty though then you cannot do that I'm afraid.
Can I clarify anything for you?Jo
If this will knock you over the 12 points then the only way to avoid a ban is to attend court and argue exceptional hardship applies.
That does mean that you have to have the defence though.
Job loss can be the basis of an application although it is not usually enough basically because most people can do their job without driving.
You have to prove that it is not possible to do your job without driving. Taxi drivers would be covered. Those who just find it more convenient to drive would not.
Why can't you do that by public transport?
Remember this is exceptional hardship not just inconvenience or expense.
It might well be that you do have an application but you need to show that you will suffer exceptional hardship and you have the burden of proof.