How can I reduce speeding penalty?

I was recently zapped at 8am on a sunny Saturday but the road was still a bit damp. The speed was 84mph in a 60mph zone The road was very quiet at that time of the morning with no hazards or obstructions or junctions.
When responding to the letter I confirmed I was the rider. I got a reply saying that due to the speed it will go to Magistrates court. I have also enrolled in a Training Course run by the police force.
Could you give me some advice on where I may stand and any action I can take to minimise any penalties. I currently have a clean license.
RP, by e-mail

Answer

The court will look at aggravating and mitigating factors when deciding on the punishment so you should highlight the positives of your case. Previous speeding offences and the timing of them may be considered. Therefore it is helpful that you have a clean licence. Good character can be considered so it is helpful you have enrolled on the safety course. The location and time can be important. For example, they will look less favourably on someone speeding past a school with children around than on a quiet open road. They will likely consider the weather conditions so the damp roads may go against you.

Whilst it is open to them to disqualify you for a short period (7-28 days) I suspect you will end up with a fine and 6 points.

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