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Were you speeding?
The date of birth is a non issue.
Do the DVLA have the correct address for your vehicle and have they always had?
There is no prospect of that I'm afraid.
Come what may, they have laid an information at court.
However, they would probably accept a plea to speeding alone. Usually they will drop the failing to identify if a person pleads to speeding.
If they will not, then you will have to defend the failing to identify.
It depends what evidence they have on this point. Usually they have the evidence of a civilian support worker who describes the post office they sent the S172 request from and usually they do send a reminder.
It is possible they did not. Anything is possible.
It is not particularly likely but it could happen.
Then it really comes down to what the Magistrates believe.
Magistrates do have a reputation for convicting and generally reaching wrong decisions which is fairly well deserved in my experience. They are not a respected tribunal and I have never seen any reason to respect them. They are only there because they have nothing better to do with their time.
It doesn't usually come to that though because CPS will normally take a plea to speeding.
Can I clarify anything for you?
However, if you are fighting this then you need to respond demanding a trial.
Otherwise they will convict on papers.
You can't plead guilty to failing to identify.
If you didn't get the S172 forms then you can't identify.
The only issue here is whether they will accept you didn't get them.
All the best.
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