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Have had a driving charge for speeding.53 in a 30 mile

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Have had a driving charge for speeding.53 in a 30 mile place.have a clean licence.have the choice of not going to court so i will tick that.also it asks for mitigation.what do they mean? Should i use the online way to plead
Assistant: Where are you located? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: North wales
Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: Yes it was one of these speed vans
Assistant: Anything else you want the solicitor to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Traffic Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 6 months ago.

What are you hoping to achieve?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Not to go to court and have a fine and points
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
What would help in should i word it.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Cant phone you
Expert:  Jo C. replied 6 months ago.

It is not really realistic I'm afraid.

Do you have any other points?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I had neen to a meeting and was on my way back to work
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Does this mean i have paid £26for nothing?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 6 months ago.

I cannot give you any magic wands I'm afraid.

The paying of money does not change your position.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I realise that but i thoughtthe money was for advice on how to fill my form in
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Would it be a good idea to write down that i was hurrying back to work, which is true,or not?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Are we still connected?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 6 months ago.

Not really.

It is no defence or particularly good mitigation although it isn't aggravating.

With very high speeds over the limit you want to be emphassinsg your hitherto good record, remorse, the shortness of any distance driven at speed, absence of heavy traffic, clarity of conditions etc etc. If indeed you can truthfully make those points.

But this is going to court.

They are not going to give you the fixed penalty I;m afraid.

Can I clarify anything for you?