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
Failure To Stop And Report Accident
Failing to Stop / Failing to Report An Accident
Edinburgh Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
Our client was accused (belatedly) of failing to stop and report an accident. Our Mr Simpson attended at Edinburgh JP Court on 4th July 2022 and persuaded the ..
  Kept Licence
Dangerous Driver In Edinburgh Gets 3 Points
Dangerous Driving Scotland
Edinburgh Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
Our client was facing a minimum 12 month ban for an allegation ofdangerous driving. He was also accused of failing to report an accident. We were instructed to ..
  Kept Licence
Speeding Glasgow JP Court Potential Ban Avoided
Speeding in Scotland
Glasgow Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
Our client was accused of speeding at 80mph in a 50mph limit. We had previously avoided a conviction fordangerous driving for this client, but had to win this c ..
  Kept Licence
Drunk In Charge Not Guilty After Trial
Drink / Drug Driving
Glasgow Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
Our client was found in his vehicle outside a public house extremely intoxicated. The police breathalysed him and found him to be 4.5 times the prescribed limi ..
  Kept Licence
Dangerous Driving Plea Withdrawn Licence Saved
Dangerous Driving Scotland
Edinburgh Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
Our client had pleaded guilty to falling asleep at the wheel, and colliding with another vehicle. He had tendered the plea in writing to the Court without havi ..
  Kept Licence
65/30mph Dangerous Driving Not Guilty
Dangerous Driving Scotland
Glasgow Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
Our client was accused of driving dangerously by speeding at 65mph within a 30mph limit. He denied the accusation from the outset, and elected to challenge the ..