Drink Driving Ends With 2 Month Ban

Reduced Sentence
Falkirk Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Our client was charged with a contravention of section 5(1)(a) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 which carries a minimum mandatory period of disqualification of 12 months.

There was some dubiety over the corroboration of the act of driving. We were able to negotiate with the Crown when the case first called at the Undertaking.

Following discussions it was agreed that a plea to a contravention of section 5(1)(b) would be tendered. This offence carries 10 points or a discretionary ban. Unfortunately, our client had 3 points on their licence and so would have been liable for a 6 month ban under 'totting-up'

Our Mr Simpson made a submission to the Court which the Sheriff accepted and disqualified our client for 2 months and imposed a fine of £500.

A wonderful result in the circumstances.

 Reduced Sentence!


Published: 17/09/2021

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