“I’m not disputing it wasn’t served. I’m saying it was served out of time,” Mr Freeman said. “There’s no issue in terms of driving or speed limit. There’s no issue taken with that at all.”
He said that Bentley had loaned the vehicle to the 43-year-old and the notice arrived a day past its time limit.
The former footballer was not present in court and when asked by the judge if his client would be attending proceedings Mr Freeman replied: “I don’t anticipate it.”
Mr Freeman said that if the case goes against his client and if the result is disqualification, he would “make it abundantly clear he cannot drive a car”.
District Judge Barbara Barnes told him the case was “an argument over the effective service of the notice of intended prosecution”, adding that any conviction could result in “an unlimited fine.”
Beckham will be tried at Wimbledon magistrates’ court on September 27, he denies a count of breaking the speed limit.