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Did you get notified in writing that it would be adjourned please?Alex
What sentence did you get? Did you plan to contest the matter or to attend for sentence?
Yes I understand, but why did you want/need to attend? Did you provide details of your finances?
Ok. Well you can appeal sentence and it will be heard at the Crown Court.
But if you appeal you can get a worse sentence than you currently have.
The sentence guidelines say the range for this type of offence is 6 points OR disqualify for 7-56 days and a fine.
I have to say I would be weary about an appeal, as 6 points is ok. You could have been disqualified and if you appeal the Judge may disqualify you instead.
You cant just appeal the fine, sadly you have to appeal the whole sentence.
But the fact you were made redundant is not a defence, it is mitigation and would make no difference to the points.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?Alex
No it wouldnt. You can appeal, so you have not lost any rights.
You pleaded guilty, so stand convicted, its only the sentence I assume you disagree with.
Does that clarify? Alex
But as I have said, if you appeal a sentence can go up and well as stay the same or downGood luck. Alex