Dangerous Driving Charge Perth Sheriff Court Not Guilty
Our client was accused of travelling at 46mph in a 20mph zone outside a rural primary school in Abernyte, Perthshire.
This was prosecuted as dangerous driving with an alternative charge of speeding also libelled.
The case was serious as our client was facing a minimum mandatory ban of 12 months and was utterly reliant upon her driving licence.
We spotted a technical line of defence in relation to the accusation of dangerous driving. The Procurator Fiscal offered the chance to resolve the case by pleading guilty to the speeding. Ordinarily that would be something worth considering, however, we were utterly convinced that we could deliver an outright acquittal on both the dangerous driving and the speeding charge.
The speeding charge was completely straight-forward from our perspective and we had identified several technical lines of defence to explore at trial.
The case called for trial at Perth Sheriff Court on 12th September 2019 and was argued by our Mr Simpson. True to our word, our client was found not guilty of both dangerous driving and speeding.
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