Perth Sheriff Court Dangerous Driving Reduced To Careless

Kept Licence
Perth Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Our client was reported to the Police by the driver of an on-coming vehicle who required to come to a complete stop to avoid a head-on collision. The incident was captured on dash-cam footage which was submitted to the Police.

The following day the Police attended and carried out procedures under the Road Traffic Act 1988 Section 172 whereby our client confirmed that he was the driver of the vehicle.

Our client was thereafter charged with a contravention of the Road Traffic Act 1988 Section 2 more commonly referred to as 'dangerous driving'.

We have unparalleled experience in dealing with dangerous driving and set to work immediately.

We received the statements in the case and it read like a mid-range section 3 or 'careless driving'. 

Once we had reviewed the footage we discussed the case with the Procurator Fiscal in Perth and negotiated resolution by offering a plea to careless driving.

The plea offer was accepted by the Fiscal and the case was dealt with at Perth Sheriff Court on 3rd July 2019 where our Mr Simpson delivered a plea in mitigation. 

The Court was persuaded that the incident lay at the relatively minor end of offending and endorsed his licence with 4 penalty points and fined him £320. A great result where the original charge would have resulted in a minimum 12 month ban with an order to sit an extended test of competency to drive.

 Kept Licence!

Published: 03/07/2019

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