Two Different Clients Two Licences Saved In One Morning
On 6th September 2021, our Mr Simpson appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court for two clients.
Client one was accused of failing to provide consent for a sample of blood to be analysed with a view to determining the proportion of alcohol in his system following a road traffic accident.
There was a very technical line of defence in respect of the failure to provide due to the lack of adherence to procedure at the hospital. With reluctance the Crown accepted our submissions and our client's licence was endorsed with 3 penalty points in respect of the careless driving charge and he was fined £320. An outstanding result given that he had been facing a charge that carried a mandatory disqualification of not less than 12 months.
Client two had 'borrowed' her sister's car without consent and without insurance. When the police pulled her over they detected a smell of alcohol and she was arrested. At the police station she 'used the facilities' and thereafter was asked to provide two specimens of breath for analysis. The machine at the police station was not working correctly and the officers then asked her to provide a specimen of urine which, for obvious reasons, she was unable to provide.
A conversation with the Procurator Fiscal Depute at Court later and the Crown dropped the charge as they agreed that, in the circumstances, the failure to provide charge was unfair. Mitigation was delivered and our client's licence was endorsed with the statutory minimum of 8 points in respect of the taking without consent and she was fined £470. Another outstanding result given that she had been facing a charge that carried a mandatory disqualification of not less than 12 months.
Two licences retained in one morning. Job done.
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