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I have today received 6 penalty points in court for a speeding

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I have today received 6 penalty points in court for a speeding offence. I have been driving for 2 years and one month - speeding offence took place 5 months ago - when do the penalty points apply - is it today or February - thank you
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Traffic Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.
Thank you for your question. My name is Jo and I will try to help with this.

In order to give you an answer tailored to your circumstances, I will just need to ask you some preliminary questions so that I can consider your position from all angles.

How many points do you have in total?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I have no previous points - up until today when I received 6

Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.
Sorry I see your point.

I am sorry but I'm afraid penalty points run from the date of the offence rather than the date of conviction.

I'm really sorry but this will lead to revocation under the new drivers scheme when the DVLA realise the dates unless they literally take leave of their senses which had been known to happen.

I'm very sorry but I can only give you truthful information.

Can I clarify anything for you?