Speeding Dumfries Not Guilty
Not every client comes to us because they are at immediate risk of losing their licence. Some choose to defend a charge on point of principal, exercising their fundamental right to put the Crown to the test. Clearly this changes the dynamic of what we are trying to achieve but we always rise to a challenge!
The task our client set us in this case was all the greater owing to the jurisdiction. Very few matters at Dumfries Justice of the Peace Court are anything other than speeding, and as a result the police, prosecutors and judges are all well-versed in the technicalities of speeding cases.
Not, it has to be said, as well-versed as us. Here, during the Crown case we identified a significant discrepancy in the evidence of the police witnesses. Neither the assessor nor the prosecutor spotted what had happened. A submission of ‘no case to answer’ was, very fairly, conceded by the Procurator Fiscal Depute and our client acquitted.
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