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I didn't pay speeding fine on time and haven't received

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hi - i didn't pay speeding fine on time and haven't received anymore letters will i be in trouble

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.

What was the date of the offene?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
about 2 months ago

did you respond to the NIP naming yourself as the driver?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
yes

 

Thanks for the information

 

If you named the driver but just didn’t accept the fixed penalty then the worst that will happen is that they will summons you for speeding.

 

But you can plead guilty by post and, generally speaking, you don’t get much extra at court then you would under the fixed penalty. The fines are slightly higher but the points are not usually.

 

Equally though, they may forget to summons you especially in the current crisis.

 

Hope this helps. Please let me know if you need more information.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
okay is it good that i replied to nip? what if i didn't ?

Then you would probably be prosecuted for failing to identify which carries 6 points and a much higher fine.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
could you go to prison for that

no

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
so you cant get prisioned for speeding fine?

Not for speeding per se. Lying over speeding is a quick way to custody.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
so lying as in disagreeing for speeding?

i'm not sure what you mean?

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Customer: replied 12 days ago.
you said lying is a quick way to custody - lying about speeding or ?

I have made a further offer.

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Customer: replied 12 days ago.
there i rate 5 star

Lying would be making a false declaration on a NIP or the like. That is perverting the course of justice which is going to lead to custody.

You haven't done that.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
thanks all the best

No problem and all the best.

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