Special Reasons Proof Glasgow JP Court No Insurance

Kept Licence
Glasgow Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Our former client was charged with driving without insurance contrary to section 143(1) and (2) of the Road Traffic Act 1988. 

When the police officers told him the vehicle was uninsured it came as a complete surprise. It transpired that his insurer had failed to notify him of the expiry of the policy and the requirement to renew. 

The simple fact was that he was uninsured to drive and could never satisfy the Court that he had insurance. In circumstances such as these, it is often the best course of action to plead guilty and argue that there are special reasons not to endorse a licence with penalty points.

A plea of guilty was tendered to the Court and a Special Reasons Proof was assigned to hear the circumstances of the case. We in-gathered all of the documents required from the insurers and attended Court on two separate occasions with our client.

Following the Proof, the Court upheld our argument that there were special reasons not to endorse his licence with penalty points. 

This case was argued by our Mr Simpson on 14th November 2018 at Glasgow JP Court.

 Kept Licence!

Published: 14/11/2018

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