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I have receive notice of intended prosecution on the

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I have receive notice of intended prosecution for speeding on the motorway.
Do I need a solicitor for this offence. And will I lose my driving license
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Traffic Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

What speed were you doing please?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
They have not told me I just received the letter.
travelling on the M5 I entered 3 separate police forces whilst speeding. I paid 2 speeding fines for that day and had points added 6. The letter for the 3 offence I did not receive any notice for that offence just a letter of prosecution
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

OK.

But what speed do you think you were doing?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
between 80 90
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

And this was a 70 mph zone? It wasn't a reduced zone?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It might of been a reduce zone I am not sure as they have not given me any details
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

I'm really sorry but unless you can tell me what the speed limit was an what speed you were doing roughly I am not going to be able to tell you what sentence you will get.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Limit 50
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Ok. How long have you been driving?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
42yrs and have never had a speeding fine
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Thanks.

If this is a 50 mph zone and you were doing between 80-90 then you are at risk of a ban I'm afraid.

That is over the highest bracket of speeding. They would commonly charge that as dangerous driving rather than speeding. If they have not then plead guilty quickly and take advantage of your position.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

I'm afraid a ban is likely though. The highest bracket concludes at 85 mph and that recommends a ban.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

You don't need a solicitor but it would be helpful.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

But it would rack up the cost and you would have to consider that.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Jo

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your help I think I will try and get in touch with the police and find out what speed I was actually doing