The Best Way to Respond to a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP)
Getting a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) by post can ruin a perfectly good day. This usually means a traffic camera grabbed a picture of a vehicle registered to you that is engaged in a traffic infraction. It may be a shock to receive a NIP. You might also think that there is no way to get out of it. They have a picture, after all. Some important details about a NIP could give you some cover.
A Notice of Intended Prosecution must:
- Be received by the registered keeper of the offending vehicle within 14 days of the alleged offence.
- Name the alleged offence.
- Contain the date, time and location of the offence.
- Provide information regarding the vehicle involved in the offence.
The registered keeper of the vehicle, who receives the NIP, will also be required to identify who was operating the vehicle at the time of the alleged offence if asked. The vehicle's keeper will receive a Section 179 notice, which must be returned within 28 days. Failure to return the notice subjects the vehicle owner to being assessed 6 points on their licence if convicted.
What to Do When You Receive a NIP?
A NIP can be:
- Provided in person at the time the offence was committed.
- Sent by mail within 14 days of the offence.
A Notice of Intended Prosecution must be returned within 28 days of its issue. This is time enough, in most cases, for a motorist to decide whether to appeal the ticket. There is no reason to hurry to get the notice back. You do need to get the notice back within 28 days, but do use the time to consider the options to appeal. DoNotPay has an excellent track record of helping motorists appeal their tickets. Consider using DoNotPay in your appeal if that's what you decide to do.
What Happens After I Receive a Notice of Intended Prosecution?
You may receive the following penalties from receiving a NIP:
|If you’re guilty of speeding||A fine and +3 penalty points|
|Failing to name the driver after receiving the NIP||A fine and +6 penalty points or a disqualification|
You can appeal the decisions made at this point, and DoNotPay can show you how. DoNotPay is the best option to appeal a Notice of Intended Prosecution. We have been successful in helping over 200,000 drivers appeal their tickets.
How Much Can a Speeding Ticket Cost?
The minimum speeding ticket can cost £100 and up to 175% of one's income. A fine of £2,500 can be assessed for speeding on the motorway.
The fine is not the only cost associated with a speeding ticket. Additional costs to a driver could include:
- Accumulation of points which could lead to the suspension of their licence.
- Increase in insurance costs.
- Impact on employment responsibilities.
A speeding ticket usually stays on your record for four years. More serious offences can remain on your record for as long as 11 years. This can put the driver at risk of accumulating up to 12 points in just three years, leading to a suspension or disqualification.
Winning an appeal of a speeding ticket can prevent further costs and potential driving disqualification. Let DoNotPay give you the best options available to appeal your ticket.
DoNotPay Can Help Drivers Contest Their Speeding Tickets in Just a Few Easy Steps
Do you want a judge to dismiss your ticket? Would you like the ticket to be dropped before you go to court? DoNotPay can help you fight your speeding ticket successfully. Even Wired was amazed at how this robo-lawyer contested more than 160,000 parking tickets in a year!
Just follow these four easy steps:
- Log in to DoNotPay and go to the Speeding Ticket category. Select the Speeding Ticket product.
- Upload a photo of your citation.
- Provide us with some details on why you believe the citation issued is a mistake.
- That's it! You'll receive an appeal letter that contains the best argument to win your case.
It is that fast and easy! When you challenge your ticket, you can use the carefully crafted appeal letter to serve as your argument. Print out the letter DoNotPay prepares for you and submit with your appeal, and you are well on your way.
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