Speeding Camera Case Found Not Guilty

Kept Licence
Dumfries Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Our client was at risk of disqualification through the totting-up provisions and stood to lose everything if he was convicted of the offence. This was an allegation of speeding at 88mph on the M74. The speed was detected by a laser device and the entire incident was captured on camera. It was a tricky case but we have examined hundreds of speeding videos over the years and know when the device has been operated properly. In this case we were firmly of the opinion that the operator of the device (who had over 40 years combined experience as a traffic police officer and speed camera operator) had made a huge mistake. Following complicated legal submissions, the Court agreed that the experienced former police officer had indeed made a mistake and found our client NOT GUILTY of the offence. Needless to say, he was delighted.

Published: 16/06/2017

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