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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: 18 days ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 18 days ago.

Hi - what was the date of the offence please?

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
6 October 2017. Notice received dated 30 Oct today ,2 Nov thanks
Expert:  Jo C. replied 18 days ago.

Were you speeding?

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Sorry thought I said 40 in ,30 area
Expert:  Jo C. replied 18 days ago.

Yes, so do you accept speeding?

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
I do but not in the place on officers report no such place Dunstone
It was duntish fixed offer statement correct
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
How about time limit is it same as NIP
Expert:  Jo C. replied 18 days ago.

Were you stopped at the scene?

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 18 days 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 18 days ago.
Many thanks will pay up
Expert:  Jo C. replied 18 days ago.

No problem.

That is almost certainly the right decision.