I was caught speeding by a radar gun van on the M6 in Cumbria. The speed that they clocked me at was 96mph. There are two issues.
1) While I admit that I was speeding I don’t believe that I was going any quicker than 90mph
2) I believe that 96mph is conveniently the cut off for automatically requiring a court appearance, had I been at 95mph I would have got off with a more lenient penalty
What are my options?
If you admit speeding then you are going to be convicted at court. You will need to try and agree with the prosecution that you plead guilty based on a lower speed than the officer alleges.
If the CPS don’t agree then you will have to have a Newton Hearing if the court feels that the difference between the two versions is so great that it would make a material difference to the penalty imposed. If the court doesn’t think it would make a difference then the court will sentence you based on your version of events.
The speed alleged will be down to the reading from the speed detection device. Its not a conspiracy to get you to court.
Have you got any points already? If so, how many? Are you a new driver? You are going to be at risk of 4-6 points for this speed.