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Careless Driving With Injury

Reduced Sentence
Dunfermline Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Our client accepted that she was guilty of careless driving, having collided with another vehicle, but the charge also contained reference to injury sustained by the occupants.

Both injury and damage are not relevant to sentence in charges under s.3 Road Traffic Act 1988, but it still took some persuasion for the Crown to realise they should remove the reference to it from the libelled charge.

This permitted us to impress on the Sheriff what had to be taken into account by him in determining sentence, resulting in a mere 4 penalty points being added to her driving licence.

Published: 08/06/2017

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