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Hi, welcome to JustAnswer. My name is Jo C, I’m a barrister with 12 years of experience and I am happy to help with your question today.
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I can only express my remorse for this offence.
I did try to accept the fixed penalty offer from the police. I sent my licence in and paid £100 on 13th January 2020. My licence was either lost in the post or at the offices of the police. On reflection I should have sent it recorded delivery but the need did not occur to me at the time.
I received a notice from the police that my licence had not been received and I did call them several times to ask what to do. They said there was a backlog at Leeds and to wait to see if they received it. Clearly, they did not but this was an honest mistake. I did not apply for a new licence until the 16th March when it became clear that it had been lost because the advice was to wait to see if it had been received.
I have a hitherto clean licence [if true] and have been driving for x number of years. I accept my misdeed and I am remorseful.
In the circumstances, could I ask that you consider adding 3 points, fining me £85 for the offence and £15 for the victim surcharge so that it would represent the same penalty as the fixed penalty.
You can also talk about your financial circumstances especially if they have changed at the moment.
into the mitigation section.
If it is true obviously.
All the best.