What is a plea in mitigation in relation to a driving offence or speeding?
If you plead guilty or are convicted of a driving offence, you are entitled to make a submission to the Court to reduce any punishment imposed and that process is termed mitigation. It is not a defence and care must be taken to ensure that it does not amount to same.
Mitigation can be presented personally or, at the discretion of the Court, in writing. It can be used to avoid potential disqualification or to reduce the number of penalty points/period of disqualification.