Speeding Camera Charge Dropped At Edinburgh JP Court

Kept Licence
Edinburgh Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Our client was accused of travelling at 62mph in a 40mph limit at the Burnshot Flyover, Edinburgh. The entire incident was captured on video and the Crown had cited three experienced road traffic officers as witnesses. 

His preference was to defend the case even though he had a clean driving licence at the time. Oddly, cases where a client has a clean driving licence can place greater pressure upon the solicitor!

In any event, we set to work and once we had received all of the evidence in the case spotted a few technical lines of defence.

Prior to the case being argued we were able to discuss the technicalities with the Procurator Fiscal Depute who, quite properly, declined to proceed with the case as a conviction would have been impossible. 

The issues in this case that led to the acquittal of our client are issues that are very unlikely to have been spotted by any other Firm. 

The case against our client was dropped and he was free to leave with the nice clean licence with which he had arrived.

This case was dealt with by our Mr Simpson at Edinburgh Justice of the Peace Court on 9th December 2019. 

 Kept Licence!

Published: 09/12/2019

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