Two Clients In Edinburgh Both Licences Saved
Our Mr Simpson attended at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on 25th April 2022 to deal with two clients both charged with dangerous driving.
Our client was accused of driving dangerously by ignoring road closed signs, mounting a pavement and causing a group of children to take evasive action to avoid a collision. The accusation was without merit and lacked any tangible evidence. The Procurator Fiscal was persuaded to drop the charge down to careless driving. Having heard a plea-in-mitigation, the Sheriff endorsed our client's licence with 3 penalty points and imposed a small financial penalty.
Our client was accused of travelling at 70mph in a 40mph limit and braking sharply. He was accused of dangerous driving. Following discussions, the Crown accepted our client's plea to careless driving. Having heard another plea-in-mitigation, the Sheriff endorsed our client's licence with 3 penalty points and imposed a small financial penalty.
It is unusual to have charges of dangerous driving reduced to careless driving and rarer to have the Court impose the minimum penalty for the statutory alternative. It is rarer still to have two cases resolve in the same way on the same morning.
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