Selkirk Speeding Ticket Not Guilty At Trial
A returning client came to us for assistance with a third speeding matter. The Court, when sentencing for speeding in Selkirk, can often take a hard line. The offence was said to have been committed on the A7 Galashiels Road near to Stow and his speed was clocked at 42mph in a 30mph. Speeding carries 3 to 6 penalty points but the Court also has a power to disqualify, although this is generally reserved for particularly high speeds.
The case was quite tricky, it had been recorded on video and there was ample evidence against him. Fortunately, with our experience in dealing with these matters it was apparent that there were issues with the Crown case.
Our Mr Simpson arrived in Selkirk full of confidence about achieving an acquittal. The issues in the case were discussed with the Procurator Fiscal who very fairly and graciously accepted that the case was incapable of proof. The plug was pulled on the trial and our client was free to go. No points, no fine.
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