Do invalid speeding tickets appear in Driver Record or count as penalties or convictions?
Happy new year everyone,
The government is asking me for previous penalties and convictions.
Over 5 years ago, during a short period of time, I got a number of NIPs, but I only had to pay 3 in total. I never knew how many NIPs I got because they were sent, late (due to the car rental paper work) to an address where I was not living (the address had to match the address associated with the payment card which was different from the one on my driving license). The address was one of those London houses with many rooms rented and with high turnover, where correspondence for former occupiers is quickly disposed.
Speaking with justice, they confirmed that I did not have to pay for the other cases as they had been dropped. They were deemed invalid but I don't know the reason.
My understanding is that technically I don't need to report the offences I did not have to pay for, because I ultimately was not sentenced to pay a penalty or convicted, but things in this area are usually not the way I think they are.
Do these NIPs I did not have to pay also appear in the driving record or criminal record and need to be reported?
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