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Thank you for your question. I am a solicitor in Scotland. In a careless driving charge the court MAY deal with a plea of guilty by letter provided that proper information is given in the letter including any mitigation factors and financial information. If there is a risk of disqualification, if you have previous convictions or if the careless driving is at the more serious end of the spectrum, eg, ext naive damage to person or property then the court may continue the case for personal appearance. The matter is entirely at the discretion of the court. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that JustAnswer credits me for my time.
I would put the letter in and see if they deal,with it there and then but you have to be aware that they may defer this to allow you to appear. I’m not saying there will be a disqualification and indeed that is unlikely but some sheriffs will want appearance where there has been injury to a third party. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.