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Late licensing penelty

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late licensing penelty
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Traffic Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

How can I help with this please?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Posted by JustAnswer at customer's request) Hello. I would like to request the following Expert Service(s) from you: Live Phone Call. Let me know if you need more information, or send me the service offer(s) so we can proceed.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

I have made an offer as you requested.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have already paid 26 pound is the phone call going to cost me more
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Yes.

Or we can carry on online?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok will carry on on line thank you
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Ok. So how can I help with this please?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I could not respond to the letters sent to me because i was not in England from the 21st Nov 2015 until 22 nd May 2016 I contacted them straight away on arriving home and told them the situation taxed my car as i was told to do after been told that every thing would then be ok.I have copy of the letter sent to them as requested
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Yes, I've read the facts.

What is your question about this please?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What can be done if anything
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Did you send the SORN recorded delivery?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i did the SORN on line they must have received it for them to send me a letter asking me to confirm the car was off the road
I had taxed the car at the beginning of Nov 2015 so with the car been taxed from 1st Nov they would not be wanting to know if it was off the road unless i had put a SORN on the car
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Ok.

Did you send the confirmation recorded delivery?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I could not send confirmation to there request because it was dated at the beginning of Dec and i was not in England at the time
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Ok. That will be their issue then.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

In those circumstances, I can't really give you good news.

The reality is that you didn't comply with their request so the vehicle wasn't SORNed. I realise you were abroad but these are offences of strict liability and there is caselaw that says that a person abroad should keep tabs on their post in the UK.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

You can always ask them to review the public interest of this prosecution. Maybe they will. Maybe not.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

You are obviously taking a risk though as you would have to go to court to do that and then if you lost you would end up paying far more than £80.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Jo

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No but thank you for your help
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

No problem.

All the best.