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Have received a conditional offer of fixed penalty for

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Have received a conditional offer of fixed penalty for speeding [ 40 in 30 area]
Notice is incorrect as officer's offence states location as B3143 Dunstone [ no such place[The offer notice states B3143 Duntish -correctCan you advise please also received 27 days after offence - does NIP time limit apply to Fixed penalty noticemany thanks ***** Dorset DT4 9SE
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 months ago.

Hi - what was the date of the offence please?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
6 October 2017. Notice received dated 30 Oct today ,2 Nov thanks
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 months ago.

Were you speeding?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Sorry thought I said 40 in ,30 area
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 months ago.

Yes, so do you accept speeding?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I do but not in the place on officers report no such place Dunstone
It was duntish fixed offer statement correct
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
How about time limit is it same as NIP
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 months ago.

Were you stopped at the scene?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 months ago.

In the case the time limits don't apply.

The law requires them to notify verbally or send out notification by post within 14 days of the offence.

When the S172 is sent out is a non issue.

As far as the location goes, you are perfectly entitled to refuse the offer.

That may lead to them summons you. If they summons they can amend the charge. If they do that you would have no defence and would have to pay. It is a gamble but it may pay off.

Can I clarify anything for you?

jo

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Many thanks will pay up
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 months ago.

No problem.

That is almost certainly the right decision.