Driver Avoids Totting Ban for a Second Time

Driver Avoids Totting Ban for a Second Time

A driver who had been disqualified for 6 months in the magistrates' court after a second 'totting up' offence instructed us to help with an appeal. He had already successfully argued exceptional hardship around 18 months ago but had since committed a further driving...

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No Penalty Points for Driving Without Insurance

No Penalty Points for Driving Without Insurance

Driver avoids penalty points for driving without insurance using special reasons We recently represented a driver who was caught driving without insurance because his policy had not been renewed.  He had difficulties reading and writing and had relied on his mother to...

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Company Not Guilty of Failing to Give Driver Details

Company Not Guilty of Failing to Give Driver Details

Our company client was acquitted of failing to give driver details after a trial in the Magistrates' Court this week. One of its vehicles had been allegedly caught speeding and a request for driver details and notice of intended prosecution was sent out by the police....

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5 Day Totting Ban Wipes Points from Licence

5 Day Totting Ban Wipes Points from Licence

We represented a driver facing with 6 points already on his licence. He faced two further charges of failing to provide driver details. Each offence carries 6 penalty points or a discretionary disqualification. The court will usually impose penalty points where a...

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Not Guilty of Not Being in Proper Control of a Vehicle

Not Guilty of Not Being in Proper Control of a Vehicle

The Court did not accept the prosecution's case that the driver was not in proper control of her vehicle.  She was initially accused of being on her mobile phone while driving by a police officer on foot. At all times our client denied using or even holding her phone....

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How We Won a Drunk in Charge Case

How We Won a Drunk in Charge Case

We represented a driver found asleep in his car who was over 4 times the legal alcohol limit. The starting point for being drunk in charge of a vehicle with this level of alcohol according to the sentencing guidelines is a community order and a disqualification of...

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Six Month Totting Ban Successfully Appealed in Crown Court

Six Month Totting Ban Successfully Appealed in Crown Court

A driver who was an experienced doctor unsuccessfully represented himself in the magistrates’ court. He had reached 12 penalty points and was disqualified from driving for six months. He had put forward an exceptional hardship argument to try to avoid a ban, but this...

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Mandatory Drink Driving Ban Avoided With Special Reason

Mandatory Drink Driving Ban Avoided With Special Reason

Our client avoided a lengthy disqualification for drink driving by using special reasons. His alcohol reading in breath meant that he would otherwise have been disqualified for between 17 and 22 months. The driver had been locked out of his house and drove a short...

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Second Time Drink Driver Avoids Prison

Second Time Drink Driver Avoids Prison

Our client has avoided prison after being caught drink driving for the second time with a breath reading of 135. The sentencing guidelines for this time of offence suggest a starting point of 12 weeks' imprisonment. With our careful mitigation, the court was persuaded...

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New Driver Avoids Licence Revocation

New Driver Avoids Licence Revocation

A new driver who inadvertently drove without insurance was facing six penalty points. If six points had been imposed, the DVLA would have automatically revoked his licence. We were able to persuade the court to impose a short ban of 14 days which did would not revoke...

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Driver Avoids Totting Ban for a Second Time

A driver who had been disqualified for 6 months in the magistrates' court after a second 'totting up' offence instructed us to help with an appeal. He had already successfully argued exceptional hardship around 18 months ago but had since committed a further driving...

No Penalty Points for Driving Without Insurance

Driver avoids penalty points for driving without insurance using special reasons We recently represented a driver who was caught driving without insurance because his policy had not been renewed.  He had difficulties reading and writing and had relied on his mother to...

Company Not Guilty of Failing to Give Driver Details

Our company client was acquitted of failing to give driver details after a trial in the Magistrates' Court this week. One of its vehicles had been allegedly caught speeding and a request for driver details and notice of intended prosecution was sent out by the police....

The 14 Day Time Limit for Notices of Intended Prosecution – Loophole or Defence?

Whenever there is a report of someone in the public eye escaping a driving conviction, it frequently elicits a tirade of comments from readers.

Driving Using a Phone or Hand Held Device

The Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) has finally provided some much needed clarification on the law regarding driving whilst using mobile phones and handheld device.

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