Caught Speeding In Scotland But Live In England

Kept Licence
Lanark Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Our client lived and worked in England and her licence was essential for her employment. She was visiting her family in Lanark and was detected by a mobile speed van as travelling at 106mph in a 70mph limit on the A74(M) close to Abington. She called our office with a common query "I was caught speeding in Scotland but live in England - do I have to attend Court?". We advised that owing to the relatively high speed and the presence of 6 active penalty points on her driving licence at the time of the offence that her attendance would be required. She instructed a plea of guilty and we focussed on mitigation. We were able to persuade the Court to deal with the case by the imposition of 5 penalty points which meant that she was permitted to continue driving. 

It is important to remember that cases will always be prosecuted in the area where the alleged conduct took place. If you live in England but have been caught speeding in Scotland then you may require to attend Court. We have successfully retained the licences of hundreds of motorists in similar situations. If you have received a notice of intended prosecution and require legal advice, call our team of specialist road traffic lawyers for a free consultation. 

 Kept Licence!

Published: 19/10/2017

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