So now I guess, just have to wait till Aug 10th when I go to court and receive my ban + fine then wait till next year when the new rules kicks in, stay out of trouble for the next 12months so i don't have any convictions and hopefully apply for naturalization.
In order words, the new exemption rules does come to advantage in the sense that the court fine will be spent in 1year rather that 5years and provided you only have 1 conviction within that time, then there is no problem declaring it to UKBA especially when it has been spent and hopefully these shouldn't be a ground for refusal.
Other bit i'm still trying to get clarification is does the (Court Fine only) become spent 1 year from the date of conviction or starts 1 year after the conviction as been spent? Been reading different articles and all is not pretty clear in regards to Court Fine only.
Some are saying this will become spent from date of conviction (concurrently) and some saying will become spent 1year after conviction ends.
e.g Got driving ban + court fine for 12months from Aug 2012, so both would now be spent come Aug 2013 or the court fine will start once ban is finished 2013 and will become spent Aug 2014 (1 year)?
Will post reply from UKBA once they get back to me.
Clock will start ticking from the date of conviction.