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I received an NIP speeding offence I committed on 4th

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I received an NIP speeding offence I committed on 4th January 2015. I signed the NIP and returned it but have since done some research and I think the NIP was sent to me outside of the 14 day period required by law. I did not take a copy of the NIP but the date on the envelope it arrived in is the 22nd January 2015 which is 17 days after the offence took place.
I have now received a Conditional Offer of Fixed Penalty but if I take up this offer I will have 9 penalty points on my license so I am very keen to dispute this if I can. Do I have a case to appeal the potential Fixed Penalty even though I signed the NIP.
Thank you question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this.
How can I help with this please?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I need to know if I can still appeal against an NIP even though I signed and returned the document and have now received a Conditional Offer of Fixed Penalty?
I believe the NIP arrived far 14 days of the offence. The offence took place on 4th January 2015 and I received the NIP on or after the 22nd January 2015 (the date shown on the envelope containing the NIP)?
Are you the registered keeper?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Yes I'm the registered keeper of the vehicle

Thank you. All you have done by completing the documents is comply with your section 172 responsibilities. It doesn't mean that you have admitted the offence or accepted the notice of intended prosecution. Therefore, if you want to go to court over this then you can still defend on the basis that the original nip was out of time. Can I clarify anything ? Jo

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