The most common instance where Notice is served is an NIP for speeding. There is an NIP time limit that applies of 14 days from the offence. However, how this is calculated will depend on how the notice is given. Don't wait until it's too late. Call Motor Defence Solicitors now, on 0800 2800 912, for a fixed fee consultation with a specialist solicitor.
A summons, for offences such as speeding, careless driving, drink driving etc...is issued in the Magistrates' Court, although the case may then be transferred to the Crown Court.
Your driving fell below that expected of a competent driver or driving a vehicle on a road or in any public place dangerously or in a dangerous condition
Being in charge of a vehicle when unfit due to drink or drugs
Where an individual deliberately withholds or provides misleading information
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If you got your full driving licence less than 2 years ago you are on the verge of revocation and re-test. Insurance premiums start to rise.
One more slip and your driving licence is gone. You could face a 6 month driving disqualification
You are looking at a 6 month driving ban unless you come up with a convincing argument at Court.
The Police can stop you by the road if they suspect an offence has occured. You will usually be given a Fixed Penalty Notice (NIP), HORT1 Producer or depending on the offence, be arrested and taken to a Police Station. Typical offences within this scenario include:
An appropriate person must have issued the ticket. The Traffic Management Act 2004 allows Traffic Wardens, Police Officers and Civil Enforcement Officers employed by local authorities to issue parking tickets.
Parking tickets come in two types:
Under the 2004 Act a ticket can be issued without it actually being attached to the offending vehicle e.g. where the vehicle drives off. In addition, vehicle owners can also be issued and sent a ticket through the post. This allows local authorities to use CCTV to spot an allegedly offending vehicle and then send the owner a ticket.
Generally, there are no fixed rules about what a Notice should include save in London. However, any Notice should include the following information, and if it does not you should consider appealing the Notice:
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