Glasgow Speeding Charge 57mph In 30mph Limit Not Guilty

Kept Licence
Glasgow Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

A previous client got in a spot of bother again and contacted us for advice and assistance.

He was charged with speeding at 57mph on Great Western Road where the limit was 30mph. Ordinarily that type of speed would result in an outright ban or a significant number of penalty points. As we had represented him successfully in the previous case he elected to challenge the matter and a not guilty plea was entered.

We requested the evidence from the Procurator Fiscal's Office in Glasgow and having reviewed it were confident of securing an outright acquittal.

To be fair to the Procurator Fiscal's Office, they had spotted a glaring error in their case and sought a continued intermediate diet to try and rectify it. When the case called the Crown remained unprepared and tried to adjourn the trial. This was opposed by us and refused. The case thereafter called for the trial diet and the same problems persisted.

The Crown made a further motion to adjourn, we further opposed the motion and the Court agreed with us that the Crown had had plenty of time and that the case should come to an end there and then. 

The case was deserted simpliciter which is in effect a finding of Not Guilty.

This case was dealt with by our Mr Simpson at Glasgow Justice of the Peace Court on 22nd August 2019. 

 Kept Licence!

Published: 22/08/2019

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