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Case Results: Dangerous Driving

Dangerous Driving, Ayr, 18 June 2018, Not Guilty

Dangerous Driving, Ayr, 18 June 2018, Not Guilty This was an extremely difficult dangerous driving case. The allegation was, amongst other things, that our client deliberately evaded capture by the police. It was alleged that the police van had positioned itself on the road to block our client’s path. Our client was then alleged to […]

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Dangerous Driving, Elgin, 20 April 2018, Not Guilty

Dangerous Driving, Elgin, 20 April 2018, Not Guilty In this case a minimum disqualification for drink-driving, together with a Not Guilty for leaving the scene of an accident, was also accomplished. The charges against our client were initially very serious indeed. It was alleged that he had been drinking in local establishments for several hours […]

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Dangerous Driving, Oban, 10 April 2018, Case Dropped

Dangerous Driving, Oban, 10 April 2018, Case Dropped Anyone who defends road traffic cases on a regular basis is aware of a particular “hot spot” called Arrivain near Oban. It is a long straight stretch of road that is preceded by numerous twists and turns in both directions. It is a favourite location for the […]

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Dangerous Driving, Peterhead, 16 March 2018, Not Guilty

Dangerous Driving, Peterhead, 16 March 2018, Not Guilty In this dangerous driving case, it was alleged that our client drove at 63mph in a 30mph limit. The police originally claimed that this speed occurred in the built up area of a village. The police took no prisoners in describing the supposed offence in their statements, […]

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Dangerous driving, Inverness, 14 March 2018, Not Guilty

Dangerous driving, Inverness, 14 March 2018, Not Guilty This dangerous driving, Inverness, case was held over two days. The allegation against out client was based mainly on high speeds on a stretch of single carriageway road subject to the national speed limit. Our client’s speed was first clocked using a Prolaser 3 gun. The police […]

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Dangerous Driving, Campbeltown, 7 March 2018, Licence Saved

Dangerous Driving, Campbeltown, 7 March 2018, Licence Saved This dangerous driving case was another example of saving a client’s licence through case preparation and negotiation rather than a trial. Motorcyclists and the A83 can be a bad mix. The beautiful scenery, relatively quiet roads and significant police presence can mean a nice day out is […]

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Dangerous Driving, Dunfermline, 28 November 2017, case not called

Dangerous Driving, Dunfermline, 28 November 2017, case not called Our client came to us after being advised by another solicitor that there was no prospect of successfully defending his case. On paper, it did look bad. The allegation was that our client drove at grossly excessive speeds on a road entering a shopping complex car […]

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Dangerous Driving, Perth, 25 September 2017, Not Guilty

Dangerous Driving, Perth, 25 September 2017, Not Guilty This dangerous driving case called for trial on 25 September 2017 at Perth Sheriff Court. The allegation against our client was at the higher end of dangerous driving. Our client was alleged to have ridden his motorcycle at very high speeds, contravened solid white lines and negotiated […]

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Dangerous Driving, Wick, 30 August 2017, Licence Saved

Dangerous Driving, Wick, 30 August 2017, Licence Saved This was a case which resolved prior to trial on 30 August 2017 at Wick Sheriff Court. The allegation of dangerous driving was that our client overtook another vehicle when it was unsafe to do so. He did not have a clear view of the road ahead, […]

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Dangerous Driving, Perth, 14 June 2017, Not Guilty

Dangerous Driving, Perth, 14 June 2017, Not Guilty Any case of dangerous driving in Scotland which involves police officers as direct eye-witnesses usually spells trouble for the accused. Police officers are trained to give evidence in court, often do so and tend to be more polished courtroom performers than civilians. This dangerous driving case involved […]

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Dangerous Driving, Kilmarnock, 22 May 2017, case dropped by prosecution

Dangerous Driving, Kilmarnock, 22 May 2017, case dropped by prosecution This was a rather serious case of dangerous driving. Our client was alleged to have driven at excessive speed of in excess of 100mph, undertaken a vehicle on the hard shoulder, repeatedly undertake other vehicles and engage in a race with another vehicle, al in […]

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Dangerous Driving, Edinburgh, 26 April 2017, licence saved

Dangerous Driving, Edinburgh, 26 April 2017, licence saved This case called for trial at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on 26 April 2017. Our client was being prosecuted for dangerous driving. The basis of the charge was that he failed to adhere to a right turn only lane, accelerated towards – and narrowly missed – oncoming traffic […]

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Dangerous Driving, Glasgow, 9 February 2017, licence saved

Dangerous Driving, Glasgow, 9 February 2017, licence saved This was a particularly serious case for a number of reasons. The dangerous driving element of the charge arose from an allegation that our client tried to take a corner at high speed, lost control, rolled her car onto its roof and damaged other vehicles. There was […]

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Dangerous Driving, Oban, 1 February 2017, licence saved

Dangerous Driving, Oban, 1 February 2017, licence saved Our client was charged with dangerous driving. Dangerous driving carries a minimum penalty of 12 months disqualification, a substantial fine and a mandatory resit of an extended driving test. In some cases, custodial sentences can be imposed. In this case, our client was charged based on allegations […]

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Dangerous Driving, Airdrie, 23 December 2016, Not Guilty

Dangerous Driving, Airdrie Sheriff Court, 23 December 2016, Not Guilty Every now and then, we get a case that is so ridiculous and over-charged that we have difficulty believing it. This was one such case. Our client was charged with dangerous driving. The basis of the charge was that he overtook at excessive speed and […]

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Dangerous driving (RTA section 2), Glasgow Sheriff Court, October 2016

Dangerous driving (RTA section 2), Glasgow, October 2016 Our client was being prosecuted for dangerous driving (RTA section 2). The allegations were that he drove up to 90mph in a 50mph limit, repeatedly attempted to undertake other vehicles and tailgated a further vehicle. Each of these allegations could amount to dangerous driving. Fortunately for our […]

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Dangerous driving, Dunfermline Sheriff Court,  February 2016

Our client was found Not Guilty after a two-day trial. This was a case with a number of elements including an alleged speed of up to 110mph, an overtake on a ‘blind’ bend and an overtake on a road with ‘hidden’ junctions. Our case preparations made clear that the bend was not blind and the […]

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Dangerous driving, Alloa Sheriff Court – 16 November 2015

Our client was prosecuted for dangerous driving (riding his motorcycle at 126mph). However analysis of the police video enabled us to demonstrate flaws in the footage and demonstrate that the actual speed was in the region of 107mph. In those circumstances the Crown accepted a plea to the lesser charge of careless driving and our […]

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Dangerous Driving, Ayr Sheriff Court – 11 September

Our client was prosecuted for dangerous driving. The allegation was that he moved a heavy load without a police escort. After a 7-day trial, our client was convicted. His conviction was however subsequently overturned on appeal at the High Court of Justiciary. We only ever recommend an appeal in very particular circumstances but this case […]

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Dangerous Driving, Glasgow, 18 August 2015

Dangerous Driving, Glasgow, 18 August 2015 Our client was charged with dangerous driving on the basis of a speed of 65mph in a 30mph zone. However in the particular circumstances of the case, he was ultimately convicted only of the lesser charge of careless driving. His licence was thereafter endorsed with 5 penalty points whereas […]

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Dangerous Driving, Glasgow JP Court, 8 June 2015

Dangerous Driving, Glasgow JP Court, 8 June 2015 Our client faced a conviction for dangerous driving. The allegation was that he rode his Harley Davidson motorbike on the pavement of a busy street in Glasgow city centre at speeds of up to 25mph. Our client accepted that he was on the pavement after unsuccessfully trying […]

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Dangerous Driving Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court

Dangerous Driving Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court Our client was charged with Dangerous Driving at Kirkcaldy Sheriff court by driving at speeds up to 100mph on a dual carriageway, flashing his headlights to clear vehicles from his path and undertaking a vehicle at  excessive speed.He faced a mandatory ban of 12 months with a devastating affect upon […]

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Dangerous Driving Dumbarton Sheriff Court 28th April 2015

Dangerous Driving Charge Dumbarton Sheriff Court 28th April 2015 Client a serving officer in the armed forces and faced a driving ban and disciplinnary hearing. Allegation was of high speed driving through a residential area. We negotiated a plea to a much reduced charge of Careless Driving and the client received 5 penalty points and […]

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Dangerous Driving Stirling Sheriff Court

Dangerous Driving – Stirling Sheriff Court – Outcome after negotiations with the Crown our client pled guilty to a reduced charge of careless driving Section 3 with substantial deletions to the original libel, 6 penalty points endorsed and £400 fine.

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Dangerous Driving to Injury at Glasgow Sheriff Court

Dangerous Driving to Injury at Glasgow Sheriff Court – Outcome: guilty tendered to a reduced charge of driving without due care and attention, 4 penalty points and £300 fine.

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