hlookoff wrote:Hello, I have been in the UK since 2007. Right now i am on HSMP visa and around mid 2013 i will be able to apply for ILR.
I was all relaxed about my future application up to the point when 2 weeks back i received fixed penalty notice with code 125 (for using mobile phone while driving) When the unidentified car stopped me i explained to the police officer that i was checking the map only as i got lost around London bridge area and didn't know which way to take. However i received a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN): £60 fine and 3 points.
As i felt i have been charged wrongly and he could have just given me a warning etc. I met few lawyers and decided to appeal. My chances of winning are 50/50 as in any case.
What will happen in case i lose the appeal? Do I have any other option to remain in the UK?
In case i lose the appeal will i be denied ILR (Indefinite Leave to Remain) or that strictly depends on the different cases and once luck?
Have anyone been approved ILR even after losing appeal for FPN?
i would choose to pay the fine, it is just £60
i read another story on this forum, a very unfortunate guy caught by police for having his tyre too thin and at that time the policeman got no blank ticket with him so he simply redirected him to court and this guy got ILR refused because of a sentence from court.....
it is probably not about right or wrong, it is about whether it is worth or not
think about worst could happen with what you has chosen, paying the fine will DEFIITELY NOT affect your ILR but if you lost in court, they may reject you and you will need to appeal and it could take several months and cost much more than that.
sometime people got lucky but it doesn't happen every case and some time people got unlucky and you won't know if you are the one, no need to risk something important over £60 and 3 points on your licence.