The Road Traffic Lawyer
Michael Lyon Solicitors Limited is a team of highly specialised and experienced road traffic lawyers representing clients charged with motoring offences throughout Scotland. We hold a unique position in the market place due to our outstanding track record for successfully defending road traffic cases over the last decade. We restricted our practice solely to the defence of road traffic prosecutions in 2007 and have not looked back since. Our head office is located on High Street in Glasgow and our second office opened in Dumfries, directly across from Dumfries Justice of the Peace and Sheriff Court, back in 2011 to deal with the high number of speeding prosecutions emanating from the M74.
Over the years we have represented a broad range of clients from Police Officers to politicians and provided expert legal assistance in relation to thousands of road traffic cases in Scotland. Aside from regularly appearing in the Scottish media on matters of road traffic law over the last decade, Michael Lyon is also the accredited Consultant on the Road Traffic Offences and Disqualification section of The Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia, considered to be an essential text for solicitors practising road traffic law in Scotland.
If you are facing prosecution for any road traffic offence in Scotland, from dangerous driving down to a simple speeding charge, contact us today for expert legal representation. We can resolve many cases over the telephone free of charge.
Should the case merit legal representation, we will provide a clear fixed fee quotation to secure the services of our team of expert road traffic lawyers.
Road Traffic Offences
Drink / Drug Driving, including “in charge” offencesAn essential guide to drink and drug related driving offences including full details of the “hip-flask” and “no likelihood of driving” defences
Mobile Phones / Construction & UseNow elevated to an obligatory 6 points, we have been defending these cases since the introduction of the legislation in 2003. Our acquittals have received national press coverage
Totting Up / Exceptional HardshipAt risk of accruing 12 or more penalty points on your licence? Find out how to avoid a disqualification by arguing exceptional hardship
Careless DrivingCharged with driving without due care or attention, or without reasonable consideration for other road users? Our expertise can make the difference
Driving Without InsuranceUsing, or causing and permitting the use of, a vehicle without the required insurance cover. Find out how special reasons can prevent the imposition of penalty points
Serious Injury & Fatality CasesYou can rely upon our highly skilled lawyers to thoroughly investigate and prepare your case to the highest standard. We have a proven track record of acquittals in fatality and serious injury cases
Removal Of DisqualificationServing a ban of more than two years? Find out how to apply to the court and get your licence back sooner than you previously thought possible
Traffic SignsFrom illegal signage to objectionable camera evidence, even the simplest red light prosecution can be a real headache for the Crown. Click here to see how we can assist
Failing To Stop / Failing to Report AccidentFind out what you need to know to keep you on the right side of the law. Are the Police looking to interview you in connection with an incident that has not been reported? Get the best legal advice to protect your position in respect of any future proceedings
The Court Process
Pleading Diet or Undertaking to Appear
A pleading diet is the first stage in criminal court proceedings. The Court simply wishes to know how you are intending to plead: guilty or not guilty. An undertaking to appear is how drink-driving cases normally begin life in Court. A suspect is released from custody on an undertaking (basically a promise) that they will appear... Read More
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Meet the Team
MICHAEL LYON is the original road traffic lawyer and has specialised exclusively in the defence of criminal road traffic matters since 2007. With an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law, Michael…
MARTIN BLACK, is a highly experienced and revered road traffic lawyer. Martin’s extensive knowledge of all road traffic matters has helped the Firm grow in size and stature since he…
RONNIE SIMPSON, is a former Procurator Fiscal Depute and his insight into the inner workings of the Crown provides a considerable advantage to our Firm. In addition to his legal…