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I pleaded guilty to a motoring offence and sent off my cheque

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I pleaded guilty to a motoring offence and sent off my cheque and DL(photo type) plus my Form D740 (issue no 69A) and have received the following reply:

"your driving licence counterpart issue 69A is no longer valid and you photocard issue number 70 is incomplete"

I have 7 days to sort it.. I was not aware my documents were not in order. Help!!
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.

Thank you for your question . My name is Jo and I will try to help with this.

In order to give you an answer tailored to your circumstances, I will just need to ask you some preliminary questions so that I can consider your position from all angles.

Do they say why it's not in order?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

No there is no explanation;; it is an unamed scrawled - pen stroke - on a brief letter (with my cheque returned)from

Fixed penalty Office Court Audd Dept Box 399 Manchester M60 1FP



Para 1 Thank you - acknowledgement

Para2 I am unable etc etc

Para 3 Provided that payment together with your complete driving licence is received within 7 days it will be acceptef

Para 4 Driving Licences issued after 23 July 1998 comprise of a photo card and counterpart both of which must be submitted with your payment" end

I sent both documents with cheque. I was not aware counterpart DL D740 was out of date nor that my DL isuue 70 was imcomplete!!



Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.

Has your licence expired possible? Normally you have to renew every 10 years.

Its not really a disaster if it has.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


No licence issued 23.08.12 to 28/10/15 Personal details correct and references are same as quoted on Form D740.(I am over 70 - DOB 29/10/36) and I know it is renewable every 3 years.


There is nothing within the info on reverse of form D740 which indicates it is a renewable document. I have examined son's document and it is the same . Phone numbers on reverse no longer in use. I have had no changes to address or personal details in over 30 years; Can fiond no reference to this form under DVLC.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.
Sorry for the delay. I'm doing CPd points this afternoon.

I can look at this in about 30 mins if thats ok?

I might need you to call them tomorrow but I'm not in court tomorrow so we can look at it if necessary.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Issue now sorted it would appear I have 2 counterpart licences thank you for your time
Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.
Ah! That would explain it.

No problem. I'm glad it worked out.

Let me know if I can help again.