Selkirk Speeding Driver On 9 Points Gets 28 Day Ban

Reduced Sentence
Selkirk Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Our client was caught speeding on the A68 south of Soutra Hill, Oxton at 81mph in a 60mph limit.

Ordinarily this would be dealt with by a Conditional Offer of Fixed Penalty being offered at the roadside for 3 penalty points and a fine of one hundred pounds.

Unfortunately, our client already had 9 penalty points on his driving licence and would have been disqualified under the 'totting-up' provisions for a period not less than 6 months.

A not guilty plea was entered and we requested all of the Crown's evidence. Unfortunately, upon reviewing the evidence, there wasn't a way out of this charge. 

Having had discussions with our client our view was that the consequences of a disqualification for him would fall short of the legal test for exceptional hardship

That left one option: a short-term ban. 

Our Mr Simpson attended Selkirk JP Court on 28th August 2019 and addressed the Court in mitigation. The Court was persuaded to impose a discretionary ban of 28 days and a fine of £360.

As with every other case we deal with we delivered the best available outcome.

 Reduced Sentence!


Published: 28/08/2019

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