Lanark Speeding Totting-Up M74

Reduced Sentence
Lanark Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Our client was facing a charge of speeding at 89mph on the M74 southbound near to Biggar. He was on 9 penalty points at the time of the offence and employed our Firm to look into the case with the objective to restrict the damage to his driving licence. 

We examined all of the evidence in the case and our considered view was that the Crown would not have much difficulty in proving the case against him. During a consultation at our office, we explained to our client that we felt the best way to deal with the case would be to instruct a plea of guilty and focus on mitigation. 

We were able to persuade the Court to refrain from imposing penalty points as even the minimum 3 points would have led to a 6 month totting-up ban. The Court listened carefully to our plea in mitigation and imposed a short period of disqualification of 56 days and a modest financial penalty. This was a great outcome in a case where our client was staring down the barrel of a 6 month ban. 

With this outcome he was able to keep his employment and everything that flowed from it. 

 Reduced Sentence!

Published: 03/11/2017

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