Edinburgh JP Court Legally Complicated Case

Kept Licence
Edinburgh Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Our client had been charged with careless driving contrary to the Road Traffic Act 1988, Section 3 (as amended).

We were instructed. The case passed through a number of procedural hearings and on 14th June 2024, our Mr Simpson attended for the 4th trial diet.

The issue in the case was one of administration. The Crown had not provided any evidence against our client.

In the ordinary course of events the Crown would have moved to adjourn the case, it would have been opposed and likely refused. 

The issue was that the Crown refused to move to adjourn, and our Mr Simpson refused to adjourn but indicated that the defence was not prepared for the trial because of the appalling administration of the Crown. 

Mr Simpson then moved the Court to dismiss the case. That was refused and then the Court of its own volition made a motion to adjourn to circumvent the impasse. Mr Simpson objected to the Court's motion and renewed the invitation to dismiss. The Court effectively overruled itself and granted the motion and our client was free to leave.

Our client was extremely happy with the outcome.

 Kept Licence!

Published: 14/06/2024

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