Quick Answer: What Happens After Notice Of Intended Prosecution?

What happens if you get a notice of intended prosecution?

The notice of intended prosecution will be sent to the address of the registered owner of the vehicle.

If this is the company vehicle then it will usually be sent to the leasing company, then to the company and then to an individual..

How long does it take for NIP to summons?

The NIP must be served on the driver or registered keeper within 14 days of the offence otherwise the offence cannot proceed at court. If the details of the driver are not known, then it is sent to the registered keeper.

How long do police have to take you to court for a driving Offence?

How long do the police have to issue a fixed penalty notice? The police have six months from the date of the alleged motoring offence to issue a fixed penalty notice. Initially, they have 14 days to serve a notice of intended prosecution (NIP) to the registered keeper of the vehicle involved.

How long does a Notice of Intended Prosecution take to arrive?

14 daysInside the letter will be a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) and a Section 172 notice. The letter should arrive within 14 days, and then you’ll need to return the completed Section 172 notice within 28 days. Then you’ll be sent a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN).

How long does it take for a summons to be delivered?

The court must issue the summons (This may take 1-2 days).

How do I get out of a speeding fine?

The only way to get out of a speeding ticket is to prove that it was issued by mistake. ​ However, you can plead mitigating circumstances, such as if you were driving someone to hospital in an emergency.

What happens if you ignore a notice of intended prosecution?

If you do not reply the police could still continue their investigation and try to prove who was driving another way. If the police can prove that you were driving then you could be prosecuted for failing to provide driver details as well as the original offence.

How do you reject a notice of intended prosecution?

Rejecting a Notice of Intended Prosecution The defendant can then take the NIP back to the issuing office and reject due to an expired time limit. The rejection will not apply however if the NIP was sent to the registered keeper within 14 days and then passed on to the alleged offender after this time.

What happens if you ignore nip?

The registered keeper of the vehicle must receive a NIP at the registered address for that vehicle within 14 days of the alleged offence. If they do not, then the police cannot bring a prosecution and the driver will escape a speeding conviction.

Does nip 14 days include weekends?

It is 14 consecutive days to the Registered Keeper. No leeway is given for bank holidays, weekends or iirc postal strikes.

Are nip sent recorded delivery?

For inexplicable reasons NIPs are not sent by Registered Post or Recorded Delivery so apart from usually having proof of postage the Police can rarely prove that the NIP was actually received.

What does a notice of intended prosecution look like?

A notice of intended prosecution issued by post must identify the time, date, place and nature of the offence. It will normally be accompanied with a requirement to provide the details of the driver of the vehicle. The requirement is to provide those details within 28 days.

What if I receive a nip after 14 days?

1/ There is a statutory requirement to “serve” the NIP within 14 days of the offence – calendar not working days, othewise it is invalid and can be ignored or returned with a note to that effect.

Will I be offered a speed awareness course?

You’ll only be offered the course if: You haven’t been convicted for any other speeding offences in the past three years. You’ve been caught driving over 10% plus 2mph of the limit, but below 10% plus 9mph.

How long is a summons valid for?

If summons in an action be not served within 12 months of the date of its issue or, having been served, the plaintiff has not within that time after service taken further steps in the prosecution of the action, the summons shall lapse.”