There are so many ways the police and court now deal with offences of exceeding the speed limit. There are numerous rules and guidelines on when they do or do not prosecute, whether you have to go to court or be dealt with by a fixed penalty, filling out the notice of intended prosecution if your vehicle is caught on camera, time limits for sending you a summons to court and what the penalties are.
If your case goes to court, there is a scale the courts use in terms of financial penalties and points (or in some cases disqualification) that the Magistrates will impose.
However, the scale is a guide and is not a fixed set of rules. Our lawyers have years of experience dealing with cases where we have persuaded courts to deviate from the guidelines and be more lenient than they otherwise would. We also specialise in "Exceptional Hardship" hearings where people who face points that will take them over the 12 point limit (which means a compulsory minimum 6 month ban) can put forward evidence and legal argument to demonstrate that they should be allowed to retain their licence.
The law is ever changing and case law is making it harder to prove Exceptional Hardship (in most cases, losing your job, in itself, is not enough to grant Exceptional Hardship in most cases and we have to present a more thorough case to the court as to why you should keep your licence).