Posted on behalf of a friend(yes really!): -
Advice time for the legal folks or anyone with experience
So the summons came through with the details of a motorcycle office from last year ->
"drive a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road without due care and attention"
Inner London offence, riding on a pavement to jump a q... and taken from a cyclist who kindly sent the evidence to metpol from his helmet camera.
Don't really want to get into the nuts n bolts of the offence
Court hearing is in a month ...but I have a few options and wanted to ask:-
1) plead guilty by post ...(avoids me taking time off work ...contractor so time is money) ...
a) mitigating circumstances .....in the blank space can I say that I totally regret this stupid act and beg leniency and have double humble pie. ... I have a clean licence and this is the first time I have ever done something like this and was late for work blah blah
any other things that people have used ?
b) just leave the text for an apology ..leave the late for work stuff .. (I am always late for work)
2) get a lawyer and get representation ?
I dont really want to take time off work and dont really want to pay for a lawyer ...I know I am going to get a fine/points .....but interested to hear thoughts of whether I should or not.
and any directions to recommended legal beagles