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Should you accept a Warning in Scotland?, ...if you are innocent but don't want to risk court
Spenny
post Sat, 27 Jan 2018 - 13:10
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From the MSE forums a Scottish poster had a problem where his firm had not renewed insurance and he was done for driving with no insurance. From the forum it would appear that he has a cast iron defence that he could reasonably expect the company's insurance to be valid.

The Procurator Fiscal has offered a warning.

Are warnings trivial things that can be ignored or are these nasty things like England and Wales cautions that should be avoided because they have ramifications on your future criminal history etc. If they accepted a warning, would they need to inform their own insurers for example which might lead to insurance issues?

I think it is now understood that you should never accept a caution just to save a bit of hassle, is the same true of Scottish warnings?
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post Sun, 28 Jan 2018 - 18:11
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A warning is just that... its not a conviction, so no need to declare it to insurers.

I've been 'warned' a couple of times (at least twice driving related and twice non-driving I think) and I don't even think they record them. Nothing has shown up during enhanced disclosure or even when I've been stopped by police. Nothing was given to me in writing so I don't know if they would even count as official warnings- no opportunity to appeal if they were as I'd strenuously deny at least two of them.
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post Sun, 28 Jan 2018 - 18:15
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QUOTE (glasgow_bhoy @ Sun, 28 Jan 2018 - 18:11) *
A warning is just that... its not a conviction, so no need to declare it to insurers.

Not even if they ask about them?


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post Sun, 28 Jan 2018 - 18:38
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QUOTE (glasgow_bhoy @ Sun, 28 Jan 2018 - 18:11) *
I don't even think they record them.

A Procurator Fiscal's Warning is recorded for 2 years; it's not the same as a Police Warning.


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