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When i was charged with ‘Drunk in charge of a vehicle’ I didn’t know what to do or who to contact. Fortunately I’ve known one lawyer for a number of years so contacted him immediately. I explained my situation to which he replied immediately ‘ If there’s anyone that can help you its a personal friend Graham Walker’. Obviously at first i was dubious of such a high recommendation so quickly but it soon became apparent it was the right choice. Living on a small island on the west coast of Scotland isn’t practical at the best of times never mind trying to win a court case with your lawyer, the court and residence all in different places. Having said this Graham and his team weren’t phased by the logistics in the slightest and pressed on with the case straight away to a fantastic standard. One of Grahams juniors Simone travelled to the scene of the incident to photograph the scene,interview witnesses and appreciate the logistics of the offence. Simone couldn’t be faulted in any aspect of the investigation. She went through everything with a fine toothed comb and came across genuinely on my side of the argument and determined to get the best outcome possible.Knowledgeable and professional throughout, Simone is a real credit to Graham and Road traffic law as a company. Graham Walker drove 3 hours to get to court for the case not to go on trial and he didn’t bother in the slightest. Again, the main concern was my case and getting the best possible outcome. The second time he made the 3 hour drive the trial went ahead. It was at this time i witnessed him stand in front of the court room and ‘grab the bull by the horns’ so to speak. With his eloquent manner and calm demeanour it wasn’t long before the fiscal and witnesses were on there back feet wondering what to ask next. This was the theme from the outset and subsequently he won the trial with an impressive portfolio of questions and techniques. Graham,Simone and I’m sure the rest of there colleagues at Road Traffic Law are exceptionally well educated in the given department and couldn’t provide a better service. If anyone has been charged with a road traffic offence theres only one company that will give you the service and confidence to win your case and thats road traffic law. Impeccable service form start to finish.
, West Coast Of Scotland

Roadtrafficlaw came to my attention on the internet. I am delighted that I discovered them as the advice they provided helped me throughout the legal process. They delivered an excellent all-round service!
Road Traffic Lawyers is rated 5/5 based on 63 testimonials.



Taxi Drivers

Top Tips Speeding: Frequently Asked Questions

Q. A sales rep I am always being flashed for speeding, now sitting with 6 points and one new letter of intending prosecution, can you help.

A. Yes we can. High mileage drivers should really subscribe to our Road Traffic Plan. See this link for more details We deal with speeding cases nearly every day and have encountered ALL speed recording devices and situations so you will be in very experienced hands.

Give us a call or log onto our website and we are happy to help.

You can also have a look at some of our videos.

Q . I was wondering if there is a time limit as to when I should have been notified of a charge.

A. You have probably heard something about “Timebar” when cases fall because they have been raised against you outwith a time limit. As a general rule 6 months is the time limit however there are certain circumstances when the Crown can extend this period.

Q. I was stopped for speeding on the part of the M8 that is a 50mph zone. I was not shown a radar gun or a visual image of my speed but was told that the police had a device that can be checked. Is this correct and if so what is the likely outcome ?

A. It is good police practise to show you evidence of speeding at the time but it is not fatal to the Crown case if they fail to do this. If you are the registered keeper of the vehicle you should receive a Notice of Intended Prosecution within 14 days of being stopped. (Contact us if you don’t!) The device used by the police can be checked and images obtained checked before trial. The police need not provide these images until a decision has been made on prosecution but often do. We can be of more assistance to you in obtaining the photographs and checking the instrument used by the police.Best not to ask to many questions or to start demanding calibration certificates and video of incident etc as it simply prepares the ground for the prosecution.

Q. I have just received a copy complaint setting out a speeding charge but the location referred too is wrong. It looks like a typo but can the Procurator Fiscal fix this?

A. Usually the Procurator Fiscal can amend the complaint of any typos however when they relates to something as important as location we believe we could successfully argue that since this is essential to establish proper jurisdiction the amendment should not be allowed and the case should fall. Contact us to win your case.

Q. When recently stopped by the police for speeding on the M8 they said I would probably get a “Fixed Penalty Notice” Is this right and what is a Fixed Penalty Notice?

A. A fixed penalty notice is a document that you receive from the Procurator Fiscal’s office it is designed to save courts the time and expense of dealing with minor and undisputed offences. Non-endorseable tickets are given for such offences as defective lights, no seat belt, parking offences and other similar minor matters which do not carry penalty points.This carries a fixed fine of £30 and must be paid within 28 days. An endorseable fixed penalty notice is very similar but carries a fine of at least £60 and a variable number of penalty points, depending on the offence itself. Speeding carries a minimum of 3 points.

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