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I was caught doing 67mph in a temporary 40mph limit on

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I was caught doing 67mph in a temporary 40mph limit on the a34 last March I have just received my court date for March next year 2016.
They want me to send my license in will they keep it until March?
What sort of punishment am I looking at?
What do you recommend I say in the mitigating circumstances as I travel
Up and down the country constantly and will loose my job if I loose my license.
Many thanks

Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this. Do you not have means of alternative transport for work?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Sorry for the delay.
Is this a reduced section of an A road?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes still two lanes though and I was in a van too I didn't mention that before.
Hi. What were the van specifications please?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It's a small transit van short wheel base low top.
Ok. That wouldn't affect the offence then.
If this is 67 in a 40 mph zone then you are just within the highest bracket. That carries 6 points or a short ban of between 7 - 56 days.
You are at the very lowest end of the spectrum and there is no other substantial aggravation here so I would just expect points.
There will be a fine of 75-125% of your weekly income, costs of £85, the court charge of £180 and the victim surcharge of roughly 10% of the fine.
Can I clairfy anything for you?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes I haven't seen any evidence of me being in a 40 limit shall I mention this in the mitigating circumstances?
Not really.
Unless you believe it is not a 40 mph zone in which case you should be pleading not gulty.
You don't want the court vacating your guilty plea and setting it down for trial on the basis you are raising a defence.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ok thank you.
No problem.
All the best.
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