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Penalty Points

 

What Happens If You Get 12 Points?

You can accumulate penalty points for a variety of driving offences including speeding , using a mobile phone , driving without due care and attention , and driving without insurance .. People mistakenly tend to think that if you receive 12 penalty...

Caught speeding - what happens in a Magistrates Court?

Having to go to the Magistrates Court concerning a speeding allegation can be an intimidating experience, particularly if you haven’t been to court before. The many courtroom dramas on TV don’t help, as they tend to falsely portray a...

I have received a form asking if I was the driver - what do I do now?

What is the offence of failing to identify the driver? Most people, when they are caught speeding, are not stopped by the police.  Their vehicle is just flashed by a speed camera and they continue on their journey, often blissfully unaware.  The...

Can A Driving Disqualification Be Avoided If You Accumulate 12 Penalty Points Or More?

What is the law on the accumulation of penalty points? The law states that if you commit offences within three years of each other, and the total number of penalty points you receive for these offences amount to twelve or more , then you must be...

I've just received a Notice of Intended Prosecution: what now?

Updated 12th July 2018 Why have I received a Notice of Intended Prosecution? These days you probably won’t be aware at the time that you have been caught committing a motoring offence (such as speeding or going through a red light ) as a...

Your motoring conviction - will it need to be declared?

If I am guilty of a motoring offence, will I get a criminal conviction? When anybody is found guilty, or pleads guilty, to any motoring offence before the Magistrates or Crown Court they will then have a criminal conviction, even if this is for a minor...

Failure to Identify the Driver - Don't Risk Prison

Most people have had the unpleasant experience of receiving a letter through their door from the police stating that their vehicle was involved in a road traffic offence, normally speeding at a certain date and time.  Included in this envelope there...