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Debt collectors letter after original fine was sent to an old address
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post Wed, 6 Nov 2019 - 15:17
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Hi everyone,

I've been issued with a letter from a debt collection agency relating to a charge of using my phone whilst driving, offence was in September 2018.

All original documentation from the courts was sent to an old address, one which I had left in the summer of 2017. My licence had been updated and showed my new address at the time of the offence.

My log book will never have shown my old address (where the original correspondence was sent) so I'm unsure how it was sent to the wrong place.

I'm being asked to pay £645 for an original fine of £225. It's at the stage where the debt collection agency can visit my address as of tomorrow, and if they do even more charges will be added.

Is there any way of contacting the fine issuing department of the police or anything else I can do?

I have no issue with paying the original fine amount, but paying so much more is hard to stomach.
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post Wed, 13 Nov 2019 - 13:25
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Yes, because unti lthe SD is performed, its live.

You can, I believe, go to a solicitor and get teh SD done there. SHould cost a small amount - £10 or so.
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post Wed, 13 Nov 2019 - 16:18
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QUOTE (nosferatu1001 @ Wed, 13 Nov 2019 - 14:25) *
Yes, because unti lthe SD is performed, its live. You can, I believe, go to a solicitor and get teh SD done there. SHould cost a small amount - £10 or so.


But that alone will not stop the collection process, that SD would have to be sent to a court for the court to take action, and it has been said here that some courts are reluctant to accept a SD made elsewhere, so no apparent advantage.



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post Wed, 13 Nov 2019 - 16:26
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The requirement under s 14 Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 is to make and serve the SD. The court accepting it appears to be irrelevant, so long as it is done with 21 days. As a matter of law, I don’t see why the collection process should not halt at the point it is served.


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post Thu, 14 Nov 2019 - 00:47
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I agree, but if they don’t ‘accept’ it then while legally they should stop the collection they won’t be doing so!


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