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  1. aZooZa

    aZooZa Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    My wife got done for 41 in a 30 today, but the Police wrote the wrong vehicle registration number on the ticket. Now I'm going with her to 'produce' (like they don't know the vehicle was insured etc. duhhh) on Friday, but is there a defence here? She wasn't driving the vehicle stated in the fixed penalty notice, but she of course gave her correct name and address and agreed to the FPN rather than a court appearance.

    I the FPN shows an incorrect registration, is that cause for having the desk sergeant tear it up or advise her to go to magisrates?

    Coppers were great - they even called me, but on a technicality? Opinions?
     
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  3. golddiggerguy United Kingdom

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    Had a lot of respect for them a few years back but not now. When I've needed them they have never helped and when I've stepped over they crash down and do me.

    Can't even write now!
     
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  4. The Ferryman United Kingdom

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    I got a parking ticket once with a wrong number, which I ignored, of course.

    They didn't know who I was, though. :D

    I'd suggest a word when you hand in your documents, they may just tear it up.

    Regards

    Bruce
     
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    Edit - This post was supposed to be a JOKE for the most part and was interpreted by a later poster as being serious. He's quoted enough of it and I've responded.
     
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    Bruce, it seems to get harder when you give your real name and address and sign the FPN as guilty.
     
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    Same thing happened to me but in Australia, I got caught speeding at 120 when the limit was 100 on one of those never ending straight roads in northen Queensland. They too put down the wrong reg but I did give the right name and address, when I complained to them about it they let me off the three speeding points on the licence but I still had to pay the fine which I guess is fair enough.
     
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    This is not directly relevant, but probably worth mentioning.

    When you use a Car Park with payment meters, try to avoid privately owned ones. They may look almost identical to Council owned Car Parks, apart from a small logo on the road signs.

    The big difference is that Councils are generally reasonable when it comes to overstay or other penalty charges. Private operators will charge the maximum that they can get away with, and that can be a lot.

    I discoverd this from a 15 minute overstay in Falmouth, cost £60. In the Council Car Park 50 metres away the penalty would have been £10.

    Where clamping or tow away is involved the sky is the limit. A small area of land in a popular town or city can legally produce a high income used like this.
     
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    Errors in Officers' notebooks or statements are flagged up often, in Court, and Solicitors love to point them out. And once you're on the backstep, a case against is easily lost.
    However, you need to see the other paperwork to know for sure, which means involving a Solicitor (£££) and going down the Court route (where you could lose).
    You don't say how she 'got done'? If is was a static vehicle/gun then flagged, it could be image recorded. If it was silent pursue with NPR to the PNC, it'll be recorded and time stamped, together with all the other checks which are verified at the same time. Either way, she'll have little chance of denial.

    In the first instance, raise the issue when you produce. The prospect of joe public even hinting that an Officers' error will be flagged in Court might be enough to end it there.
     
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    Thanks DT. Static gun. Mind you I'm sure they had an NPR camera but that doesn't fit the face to the car. I've got to go with her and produce tomorrow. I think I'll just mention it (ask for the sergeant) and see what goes from there. No wish to lie, but then again, if I pushed a name to the wrong person, I'd get bollocked for my paperwork.
     
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    There is a "slip rule" that allows the court to modify small errors (such as name/address of the keeper) due to typographical mistakes. Serious errors cannot be modified, and will invalidate the NIP.
    If the registration number is incorrect then the Defendant need only complete the Section 172 Notice attached to the NIP, stating that they are not in fact the registered keeper of the vehicle whose registration number is shown on the Notice.
     
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    ROFLMAO :mrgreen:

    P.
     
  14. aZooZa

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    There is a member here who can vouch for me, or if you don't die laughing let me know and I'll PM you a domain that'll explain one of two projects I did with them. Gonna pick on me now are you big boy?

    Edit: I see you're on here and haven't seen fit to reply yet, but I'm going to clarify what I said in the initial post that you found so hysterical before this thread gets closed. Yes, you're right, it was a joke. The idea of any officer getting my wife off a speeding ticket is ludicrous and that was the joke. It was THE joke. But I know you're trying to take the piss because of the run-in we had last time round. Yes, I have worked with those organisations; one project was concerned with child pornography, and the other with terrorism -- both concerning the internet. The idea of them helping me with a speeding ticket was a joke, and I can't involve another member here about vouching for me as it's not my prerogative to do so, so that's out. Anything else you'll have to guess.
     
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  15. philipp United Kingdom

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    I was just surprised to read how you had signed the OSA and did 'a lot of work for them (MI5)', on a public forum.

    I thought that signing the former would mean not talking about the latter.

    P.
     
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    No it doesn't mean that. There are specifics that are not allowed to be discussed publicly, and I have not gone into those. I'm no David Shayler.
     
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    I worked for the MI5 once as head of lavatory waste cleaning technicians and also for the FBI as a restroom flush mechanism operator.

    Obviously I cant go into much detail about the jobs but I was right in the thick of the action and more than often shit really hit the fan/hand dryer!!!
     
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