Not Guilty Accepted By Crown For Speeding Charge
This trial was heard on a particularly busy court day within Hamilton Justice of the Peace Court on 27 November 2018. Road traffic cases can often be low priority matters for the Crown although by about 11:00am all other court business had been disposed of by way of the usual pleas and adjournments.
We had identified a technical line of defence pre-trial in relation to the operation and calibration of the VASCAR speed measurement device. The Crown agreed that the case was not capable of reaching a sufficiency of evidence and accepted our client’s plea of not guilty.
Our client was very relieved as he had 9 live penalty points on his licence at the time of the alleged offence which put him in line for a disqualification from driving under the totting-up provisions.
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