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Received a fixed penalty that was given to me on the road by

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received a fixed penalty that was given to me on the road by a police officer for speeding on the 30/07/2015
today 22/09/2015 just received the conditional offer
postal date on 22/09/2015
could i contest it
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this.
Were you stopped at scene and warned of the risk of a prosecution?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

was not stop on the scene was stopped in the car park outside a B&Q store about half mile away

Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
Ok. I presume he said that you could be prosecuted?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

yes he said but i thought i should have received a receipt in 14 days frame is now almost 2 months

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Relist: Incomplete answer.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
The rules are that they either have to stop you at scene and deliver a verbal NIP or send one out within 14 days.

In the days before GATSO and other devices all NIPs were delivered verbally as the only method of prosecution was by detection of an officer.

If he did tell you of the risk of prosecution that is all they need to rely upon I'm afraid.

They need very little to get over that hurdle. A very lose verbal warning is sufficient.

I'm very sorry but that is the reality.

Can I clarify anything for you?