Court fine for speeding?

Back in January my girlfriend received a notice of intended prosecution for speeding. She did 35mph in 30 zone.

We filled in where she admitted the offence, sent it back and never heard anything since.

This week suddenly she got a letter from the court that she has to pay over 200£ penalty. Anybody knows how come she never had any fixed penalty to pay before it went to court. Can we dispute this in any way?

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  • 6 months ago
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    The notice of intended prosecution had instructions on how to pay the fine if you were pleading guilty. You did not read it properly. Usually that is on the back. When you sent in your guilty plea you were supposed to enclose your cheque.

    The fact that you did not pay meant that your case automatically went to the judge and you were charged for his processing time. As you pled guilty there was no court hearing for you to attend, just a monetary judgement..

  • 6 months ago

    It cannot be disputed. The court already decided.

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  • Maxi
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    6 months ago

    You/your gf didn't read the NIP which told you to pay the set fine or pay which includes getting points on her licence( and an increase in her insurance) or offered that she could pay to attend a speed awareness class, which she would not get points on her licence or increade in insurance....... instead you opted for a court date where as she has already pleaded guilty she will be fined more, get points and incresed her insurance premiums........

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  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    You need to contact the court and ask for proof that they sent the fine, ask if it had to be signed for.

    UK

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  • 6 months ago

    She will have to pay it , or may contest it in the court which imposed fine

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  • 6 months ago

    Your problem is how can YOU prove you responded as you say you did. I am not questioning you, but the court wont just question, they will require proof.

    I suspect your only hope will be to attend and explain to the court and have the due amount on you to pay the fine and hope the court will accept that if you pay on the day.

    • Fish6 months agoReport

      Court hearing already took place without us even knowing. Now received a notice of outcome of this hearing asking to pay fine + costs.

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