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Thanks for your response. The letter states that i may answer the complain by either
1. attend court personally
2. arrange for your lawyer to attend
3. Write to the PF Edinburgh using the REPLY FORM and envelope attached.
Therefore it seems i do not need to attend court?
Please advise further if you can
I understand that, however it does ask for me to send in the envelope my driving licence (both parts) which would make me assume, as it is not stated otherwise, that they will not require me to be there.
Surely this is true - they have gone to a lot of effort in the letter to carefully remind me at each stage to include both parts of my driving licence in the envelope.
Is this typical?
What you are saying makes sense. The date of the hearing is not ideal for me, so in this instance, given the instructions of their letter, can i reply and then await a further summons letter? This also allows me more time to contact my lawyer if court attendance is necessary.
I do appreciate your assistance, genuinely. I intend on writing a covering letter (as it offers the opportunity to explain the circumstances). Are there any particularly mitigating circumstances that the court looks more kindly on. I am myself a forensic psychologist, with no previous convictions however i wonder if in these circumstance there might be something worth noting in the letter to aid my position?