VIC Speeding/Loss of Licence

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Gumboots

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13 January 2021
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Hey Everyone, looking for a little bit of advice. Yesterday I was caught speeding at 102km/h in a 70km/h zone.
While I don't dispute the charge I was wondering if anyone has any advice on NOT losing my licence. I use it everyday for work and furthermore, my wife and I have just planned (and paid for) an 8 week trip around Australia, due to leave on March 1st (which would have to be cancelled if I cant drive). I haven't had a fine in more than 5 years and was wondering if going to court and basically pleading for mercy is of any use? I've already signed up for a defensive driving course as a result and am compiling some character statements from friends and family. Any advice on this would be much appreciated.

Cheers! Will
 

Gumboots

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13 January 2021
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Hey Tony,

Is that absolutely hard and fast? Is it not even worth lodging with the court? Also looking at my offence, the “Detected Speed” is 107km/h and “Alleged Speed” is 105km/h. Isn’t the margin of error 3km/h? Making it less than 35km/h and downgraded to 1 month. Any advice is much appreciated.
Cheers,

Will
 

Gumboots

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13 January 2021
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So for instance how long could I defer the inevitable? Our trip is planned March 1st - April 19th. Any chance of delaying it till after that?