Dunoon Traffic Lawyer Speeding

Kept Licence
Dunoon Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

On the 27th of March 2019 our Mr Simpson dealt with 4 cases at Dunoon Justice of the Peace Court. 

Client 1

Our first client was charged with careless driving contrary to section 3 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and instructed a plea of guilty be tendered. The crux of the charge was that when he was approaching the Rest and Be Thankful he took his eyes off the road for a brief second and ran into the back of the vehicle in front. The Court can take a dim view of this type of conduct. Our client contacted us to assist him. Our plea in mitigation found favour with the Court who endorsed his licence with the statutory minimum of 3 penalty points and imposed a fine of £300.

Client 2

Our client originally pled guilty to a charge of speeding at 86mph in a 50mph. The Court summoned him to make representations against disqualification due to the high speed. Our client contacted us and we managed to have his guilty plea withdrawn and a not guilty plea substituted. We examined all of the evidence in the case and managed to find a discrepancy in the case. The Procurator Fiscal accepted that the applicable limit for this class of vehicle was 60mph and a plea was tendered on that basis. The Court imposed 4 penalty points and a fine of £225. A great result for someone who was initially invited to Court to receive a ban.

Client 3

In similar circumstances to client 2, client 3 pled guilty to 83mph in a 50mph limit and was summoned to Court for a ban to be imposed. He contacted our office and we agreed to represent him. The speed was high and the limit was low - not a good combination. Fortunately, our experience in these scenarios allowed the Court to deal with him rather more leniently than others in the Court that day. Our client received 4 penalty points and a fine of £300. 

Client 4

Finally, this chap was accused of travelling at 86mph in a 60mph limit and instructed a plea of guilty be tendered to the charge. Our Mr Simpson delivered his plea in mitigation and the Court endorsed his licence with 4 penalty points and a fine of £200.

Job done.

 Kept Licence!

Published: 27/03/2019

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