Dangerous Driving High Speed 4 Points

Kept Licence
Stranraer Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Our client was charged with travelling at 92mph on the A75 Gretna to Stranraer Road in a van (restricted to 50mph) and pleaded guilty by letter to what he'd (wrongly) assumed was a speeding offence.

He had, in fact, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and sought our assistance to try to escape a ban. 

Our Mr Simpson attended at Stranraer Sheriff Court on 26th October 2022 and persuaded the Court to allow the previously tendered guilty plea to be withdrawn and then requested a brief adjournment. During the course of the break, negotiations took place between Mr Simpson and the Crown. 

The Court convened and the Crown accepted our client's plea to careless driving - a significant concession. A plea-in-mitigation was made before the Sheriff which culminated in 4 penalty points being endorsed on our client's licence along with a fine of £320.

An excellent outcome for someone who had - unwittingly - consigned themself to a mandatory minimum one year ban and a complusory extended driving test.

 Kept Licence!

Published: 27/10/2022

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