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Generally, if someone else was driving at the time, you are not liable for the fine. You must respond to the NIP to tell the police this. If someone else was driving your car at the time, you must inform the police of who the driver was. It is illegal for you to accept responsibility for another person's offence.
It is also illegal to decline to provide the driver's details, whether it was you or another person. This carries a minimum sentence of six points on your licence or even a driving ban.
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Contesting a speeding ticket is risky. If a court decides in favour of police or speed camera evidence, your speeding penalty could turn into a bigger one! speeding tickets are contested, and only around half of those appeals are successful.
Most successful appeals are built around the technicalities of how and where a ticket was issued, although speed camera penalties can be dropped if a vehicle’s registered keeper responds to a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) by claiming they can’t remember who was driving. This is itself a risky claim because if a magistrate’s court chooses not to believe it, they can fine the vehicle’s keeper up to £2,500 for failing to identify the culprit and issue a driving ban.
since you disagree that you have committed an offence, you can decide not to pay the Fixed Penalty Fine, and the matter will then be decided by a Court. However, this can be expensive and time-consuming for both parties, and Torfaen Council, therefore, has an internal appeals process that can help to resolve disputes before they get to Court.
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In that case, since It wasn't you driving when the speeding offence happened. You must be able to provide suitable evidence to prove one of these defences to have a successful appeal.
You may reopen to rectify a mistake is the legal terminology.We call this “the slip rule”. It is an all purpose rule that allows a Magistrates’ Court to reopen a case when a mistake has been made. The power is discretionary which means that an application to reopen a case can be refused. Magistrates have to decide if it is in the interest of justice to reopen the case.
Some examples of when the court might reopen to rectify a mistake are:
The power to reopen a case to rectify a mistake is in section 142 Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980.
Your case would greatly benefit by having it reviewed by a solicitor near your area, who will be able to assist you further in this regard. To find a local solicitor, you can visit the website: https://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk. You can use their search function to find one near your locality.
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