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Ok, so what would you like to know?
So did you plead guilty?
Thanks for the information
To be honest, absolutely none at all.
If you refused to enter a plea then their only option was to enter a not guilty plea and conduct trial. Since you did not raise a defence it isn't really particularly surprising they convicted.
If the issue here is that you think you should have been entitled to the speed awareness course then I'm afraid that view is simply misconceived. Nobody is entitled to the course and coma in fact it is never offered at court. It is essentially discretion of the police. They chose not to exercise their discretion in your favour and they are entitled to do that but it was nothing to do with the court and three points is the minimum that you can get at court.
You do have the option to appeal to the Crown Court within 21 days of sentence but there really isn't any point here
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Since you weren't convicted in absence, its a non issue
Yes, but since they asked you to plead and you refused so they directed a not guilty plea, you weren't convicted in absence.
Yes, you should probably have pleaded.
Yes, that is refusing.
Oh no, its really minor. It will have no impact at all.
It won't make any difference. Its not a recordable offence.
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