Speeding Charge M74 Abington Lanark

Kept Licence
Lanark Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Speeding On The M74

The M74 is Scotland's speeding ticket hotspot with around 5,000 speeding cases reported every year. Every 30-40 miles there will inevitably be an undercover police vehicle or an over-bridge camera or a police officer with a speed gun standing at the side of the road. Speed detection on the M74 also employs the full variety of speed detection devices: VASCAR; PUMA; LTI 20:20; Unipar; Falcon; ProLaser; GATSO and even the basic calibrated speedometer.

Totting-Up Disqualification Lanark Justice of the Peace Court

Our client was accused of speeding at 101.9mph on the M74 motorway by a VASCAR device. If that wasn't serious enough he already had nine penalty points from previous speeding offences and relied upon his licence for his employment. We were instructed to enter a not guilty plea and began to thoroughly examine the evidence against our client.

Client Found Not Guilty Of Speeding Lanark

We appeared at the Trial confident that we would be able to secure an acquittal as there was a technical line of defence available relating to deficiencies in the police procedure. At the conclusion of the Crown case we made representations to the Court regarding an insufficiency of evidence against our client.

The Court agreed with our submissions and our client was formally found not guilty of speeding at Lanark Justice of the Peace Court. 

We have unrivalled expertise in successfully defending speeding allegations and have successfully defended allegations involving EVERY speed detection device at EVERY court in Scotland. If you find yourself at risk of a totting-up disqualification or if you have received a speeding ticket and want to know how best to deal with simply call our office and we will advise you accordingly.

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Published: 23/08/2017

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