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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. Please make your own judgement by browsing our unparalleled wealth of experience gained from a decade devoted to exclusively defending road traffic cases.

This is an arduous process so please bear with us whilst we fill up the database with details of our past cases.

In the meantime, please use the drop down menu to browse some examples of each type of offence that we have dealt with over the years.

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  Kept Licence
Special Reasons Proof Dumfries JP Court
New Drivers
Dumfries Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
Our client was an inexperienced driver and was sharing the driving between Fife and Doncaster. The passenger and owner of the vehicle had fallen asleep and our ..
  Kept Licence
Exceptional Hardship Proof Dumfries JP Court
Totting Up / Exceptional Hardship
Dumfries Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
Our client was detected travelling at 84mph in a 70mph limit on the A74 motorway. He pled guilty by letter not realising that the imposition of further penalty ..
  Kept Licence
Tachograph Charges Deserted
Mobile Phones / Construction & Use
Dumbarton Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
Tachograph cases are often avoided by lawyers on both sides of the court table. Due to the complexity of the rules and the time involved to properly prepare the ..
  Reduced Sentence
Drink Driving Charge Greenock
Drink / Drug Driving
Greenock Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
Our client was charged with contraventions of sections 3 (careless driving) and 5(1)(a) (drink driving) of the Road Traffic Act 1988. Being subject to the new d ..
  Kept Licence
Red Light Greenock Found Not Guilty After Trial
Traffic Signs
Greenock Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
Our client was accused of running a red light in Greenock (contrary to section 36 of the Road Traffic Act 1988). He strenuously denied the offence and elected t ..
  Kept Licence
Drug Driving Dumfries Minimum Sentence
Drink / Drug Driving
Dumfries Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
Our client was accused of driving under the influence following a one car crash. We were instructed and investigated the case thoroughly. Having examined all o ..