Short Term Ban Avoids Totting Up Disqualification

Reduced Sentence
Dundee Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Our client wished to plead guilty to a charge of speeding at 28mph in a limit temporarily reduced to 20mph.  With 9 penalty points already on his driving licence and no arguable exceptional hardship, he faced the very real prospect of being banned for 6 months.

The only way to avoid this was to persuade the Justice to dispose of the case by way of a short period of discretionary disqualification.  Such a route is rarely utilised in Scotland where its success is predicated on the quality of mitigation advanced.

In this case, following our submissions, a short term ban of 2 months was imposed.  Mission accomplished!

 

Published: 08/06/2017

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