Speeding

Speeding from Euan Robertson Solicitors

By: Euan Robertson Solicitors  17/01/2011
Keywords: solicitors, lawyer, legal advice

Speeding is the most common road traffic offence. Speeding offences carry with them a minimum endorsement of 3 penalty points and a fine.  If you go to court for a speeding offence, the fine and endorsement can be higher.

If a speeding offence is being prosecuted in any court a period of disqualification can be imposed. If you are caught driving on the motorway at a speed in excess of 100 mph then you will normally be looking at a period of disqualification. 

If a driver receives more than 12 points on his licence within a period of 3 years he will be disqualified under the totting up procedure unless special reasons or exceptional hardship can be argued.

At Euan Robertson Solicitors we can investigate the street signage, visibility and other technical requirements needed for a prosecution to be successful. 

The accuracy and reliability of the devices, such as speed cameras, used to catch drivers speeding can also be challenged at trial; the police must prove that the device is working properly. 

One recent client was charged with driving at a speed of 106mph but was given 6 penalty points on his licence and a fine instead of disqualification.

If you are facing disqualification under the totting up procedure, we may be able to argue exceptional hardship to avoid or minimise penalty. One such case recently, saw the client facing disqualification for 6 months; instead he was disqualified for 1 month and received a fine.

Call Euan Robertson Solicitors now for the best advice: 0141 423 7389

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