Completely stupidly, I didn't realise that when I moved I needed to notify the DVLA of my change of address on the carlog book. I updated them of all details on my driving licence, insurance company etc... but sadly not this.. I received a notice to attend court because my car was thought not to be insured but actually it was there was a typing error on the insurance certificate. All OK - I have evidence of this. However, a first letter was sent to my ex-husband's address (old marital home where the car was first registered) in June but I didn't see this and, although he still lives there, he didn't pass this on to me. I realised this summer about the logbook change and so it is all done. Firstly -do you think the Court will find me innocent? (the insurance is valid) Secondly - please tell me I am not the only one who didn't know about the logbook thing. Thirdly - my ex is rather mean for not handing over the letter (we see each other twice a month for child contact)?
thanks for feedback but I don't get the point here on paying a solicitor as it is just facts. The insurance things is straightforward but I failed to do the other bit for reasons stated. The facts can't be changed or dressed up one way or the other surely? Obviously I know nothing however!
But you do need to speak to a solicitor - if your insurance information was wrong (even if it’s an error) without correctly accessing the correct “defence” to the charge in court you could easily end up with a fine and points that would mean more money in the long term.
Firstly -do you think the Court will find me innocent? (the insurance is valid) No you could be fined up to £1000 it is your responsibility to change your address Secondly - please tell me I am not the only one who didn't know about the logbook thing. It's very clear on the certificate you need to notify them. Thirdly - my ex is rather mean for not handing over the letter (we see each other twice a month for child contact)? It's your responsibility not his.
rainbow - the insurance is still valid - they had all my details at all times but there was a typo on the certificate. As a renewal, I simply paid and filed the info. I have been completely upfront about it being my fault not changing my address for the car registration but I just had no idea - I have never read the certificate as it was just in a file. I used to receive emails from the DVLA for tax updates so there was never any cause to. (ps: I think he is worse than bloody mean because he has done this on purpose)
If you actually were insured they can't find you guilty for not being insured. The failing to change address is a separate issue. I doubt you will get into too much trouble especially as you are honest and showing remorse