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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
Speedometer Check Case Not Guilty
Speeding in Scotland
Aberdeen Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
It has long been accepted that the Police can use their speedometer as a means of assessing the speed of another vehicle. This was a rather unusual case on the ..
  Kept Licence
119mph Dangerous Driving Charge Not Guilty
Dangerous Driving Scotland
Dumfries Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
A classic high speed case involving an allegation that our client was driving dangerously, namely at a speed of 119mph. The case was found not proven after tria ..
  Kept Licence
Not Guilty Of Failing To Identify
New Drivers
Glasgow Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
Our client may have thought he was being clever by failing to respond properly to a s.172 request however his folly was brought home when he received court pape ..
  Kept Licence
Speeding Case Deserted
Speeding in Scotland
Paisley Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
These are easy cases to deal with but the competency and relevancy of a charge are often missed by solicitors who do not take the time to properly read the term ..
  Kept Licence
Exceptional Hardship Upheld
Totting Up / Exceptional Hardship
Dumbarton Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
Our client had pled guilty to using a hand-held mobile telephone whilst driving. Due to the presence of nine counting penalty points, he faced a six month ban. ..
  Kept Licence
Dangerous Driving Charge Reduced to Careless
Dangerous Driving Scotland
Paisley Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
This was an allegation of dangerous driving which involved excessive speeds, insufficient braking distances and swerving between lanes. The case probably fell m ..