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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  Kept Licence
Bald Tyre Case Deserted
Mobile Phones / Construction & Use
Dumfries Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
Unusually, our client chose - following legal advice - to defend what, on the face of it, was a trivial matter. More worrying for our client was the 9 penalty p ..
  Kept Licence
Dangerous Driving Banff Sheriff Court
Dangerous Driving Scotland
Banff Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
Our performance in this case was comparable to the Oscar winning turns of Sir Anthony Hopkins (inSilence of the Lambs) or Dame Judi Dench (inShakespeare in Love ..
  Kept Licence
Elgin Dangerous Driving Found Not Guilty After Trial
Dangerous Driving Scotland
Elgin Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
This matter proceeded to trial at Elgin Sheriff Court on 9 June 2021 with our Mr Lyon in attendance. Our client had been charged with dangerous driving by alleg ..
  Kept Licence
Drunk-in-Charge Dropped By Prosecutor
Drink / Drug Driving
Dumfries Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
This matter first called in court in September 2020 and finally concluded at Dumfries Sheriff Court on 3 June 2021. This is actually a fairly quick turnaround f ..
  Kept Licence
Dangerous Driving at Ayr; Not Guilty
Dangerous Driving Scotland
Ayr Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
In this case the gentleman instructing us was accused of dangerous driving in contravention of section 2 of the Road Traffic Act 1988. If convicted, he would ha ..
  Reduced Sentence
Minimum Sentence Drink Driving Edinburgh
Drink / Drug Driving
Edinburgh Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
Our client's car was stopped by the police. He was breathalysed at the roadside and found to be under the influence of alcohol. The police arrested him and too ..