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I've received a speeding fine for doing 49mph in 40mph zone

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Hi, I've received a speeding fine for doing 49mph in 40mph zone
Assistant: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me where this is?
Customer: the date of the offence is marked as 8th July it's a company car and for some reason the NIP went to the previous registered keeper, despite me being the keeper from 6th July
Assistant: Do you need to appear in court?
Customer: however the NIP that was sent to the last keeper was on 1st August and therefore aftre 14 day window to serve NIP...
Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: i think i've been caught speeding again today which would mean that if I am convicted for both of these I would have to appear in court as would have 12 points so i'm looking for some advice on what to do with the NIP i have now received

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with your question today. I am reviewing it, please give me a moment.

Are you asking if it was out of time?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.

Ok, was it sent to the previous keeper within 14 days?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I'm concerned that if I just write back and admitt to the offence, that if I was caught speeding to day I will have to appear in court as would have 12 points on my license
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
no, the date of the alleged offence was 6th July
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
the incorrectly registered keep received a letter dated 1st Aug
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
however, as it's a company car, if the leasing company were contacted within 14 days, is this enough to count as 14 days of NIP being served even if it didn't reach the incorrectly registered keeper within 14 days?

Did it go to the lease Co?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I don't know when it went to the lease co, but I assume the police must have contacted them to get the address of the registered keeper

If that was within 14 days then you are stuffed.

It only has to be when the original NIP was sent.

If it was outside the 14 days then there is no offence, they are out of time.

So you need to find out the date of FIRST NIP.

That is when the clock starts.

Can I clarify anything for you about this today, please?

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
okay thanks, I'll try and find out from the lease company

Great. Can I help with anything else today?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
am i right in thinking that the police would need to prove that I was the driver of the vehicle to enforce this?

Speeding, yes.

Does that clarify?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
if so, am I able to contact them to get this prior to returning the NIP?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
okay thanks

I would because you can end this now.

Rather than let it run on and go to Court.

Does that assist?

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
okay thank you

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