Shortly before Christmas I received a letter from the magistrates court
asking me to get in touch re unpaid fine from 12/09/01 - upon enquiries
it transpires that the DVLA requested I verify who was responsible for
a vehicle upon a certain date, stating that I was the registed keeper
of said vehicle at that time - I have no recollection of having seen
this request, if I had I could have supplied the relevent info .. Also
it transpires a Summons had been issued, and I have been taken to court
and fined £195 for not supplying this info .. all this without any of
my knowledge ! .. where do I stand in all this ? .. if a summons is
issued to appear at court on a certain day, does the summons have to be
sent by recorded or registered delivery ? . or do they just hope you
get the letter ? It appears you can now be fined by stealth ! .. makes
you wonder how many more enfarctions are waiting for me in the pipeline
Did you have the correct address with the DVLA?
If not then that might explain why you didn't get any
of the forms. If this is the case, then keep quiet and
pay up as I believe the fine for not keeping them up
to date with your address is £1000.
Just a thought,
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