Stirling Speeder Not Guilty

Kept Licence
Stirling Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

A minor speeding charge which could have had very major repercussions for our client. The charge involved an allegation that our client exceeded the speed limit by driving at 53 miles per hour in a 40mph limit on the A81 Glasgow to Callender Road. Due to the number of live penalty points on his licence, a conviction could have resulted in a period of disqualification under the totting-up provisions. We identified a technical line of defence and our client was acquitted after trial.

Published: 13/06/2017

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