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I have a summons for court as I was caught speeding at

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Hi, I have a summons for court as I was caught speeding at 120mph. I am guilty but would like to know what my options are because i drive for a living and i/my family cannot afford for me to loose my licence and job
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Traffic Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

What was the speed limit please?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
70mph dual acrriageway. No traffic. I also have a clean licence currently...I was caught speeding at 18yo (9years ago)
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
my main query is whether i can enter a plea for extreme hardship via the plea document or do i need to be represented?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Do you mean avoid a ban ?

On the basis of exceptional hardship?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That's the one
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Exceptional hardship only applies to totting I'm afraid.

This is a matter where there is a risk of a ban because of the high speed rather than totting and so it does not apply I'm afraid.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
drat
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

If this is 120 in a 70 mph zone then you are facing either 6 points or a ban of between 7 - 56 days.

You are at the higher end of the sentence bracket so a short ban is possible.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Although it is generally avoided on a first offence.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

But even if you are banned then it will only be for a short time. Probably about 7 - 28 days.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

There are no other aggravating features here.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Jo

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Jo, thank you very much for your help! You have answered my question fully :)