Our Track Record

Success rates are entirely meaningless.

Over the years, Michael Lyon Solicitors Limited has been responsible for securing thousands of acquittals in defended road traffic prosecutions. In cases where a plea of guilty has been negotiated with the Crown, thousands of our clients have received the benefit of a significantly reduced penalty. Make your own judgement by browsing our unparalleled wealth of experience gained from exclusively defending road traffic cases in every jurisdiction in Scotland. Some of our more high profile cases can be found in the Press & Media section.

Please use the menu below to view our Track Record in dealing with road traffic cases.

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  Reduced Sentence
Dangerous Driving By Overtaking At 115mph On The A75
Dangerous Driving Scotland
Dumfries Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
Our client was facing a minimum disqualification of 1 year along with an order to resit an extended driving test. We managed to persuade the Procurator Fiscal t ..
  Kept Licence
Careless Driving Charge Dropped By Prosecution
Careless Driving
Dumfries Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
Careless driving carries 3-9 penalty points and the Court can also disqualify if the driving is sufficiently poor. Our client was facing at least 6 months off t ..
  Kept Licence
Speeding M74 104mph
Speeding in Scotland
Dumfries Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
Our client was advised to plead guilty to a charge of speeding at 104mph on the M74. Following representations made to the Court, only 5 penalty points were add ..
  Kept Licence
Plea Reduces Speeding Penalty
Speeding in Scotland
Dumfries Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
Our client was charged with speeding at 89mph in a 60mph limit which would ordinarily attract a period of disqualification. Following a successful plea in mitig ..
  Reduced Sentence
High Speed Attracts Short Ban
Speeding in Scotland
Dumfries Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
Our client was advised to plead guilty at the outset to a charge of travelling at 94mph in a 60mph limit. He stood to lose his employment if he were to be disqu ..
  Kept Licence
Speeding Loophole Leads Crown To Drop Prosecution
Speeding in Scotland
Dumfries Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
Our client was charged with travelling at 81mph on the M74. Having spotted a very obscure, technical loophole in the evidence we approached the Procurator Fisca ..