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Speeding, Aberdeen, 26 June 2018, case dropped

Speeding, Aberdeen, 26 June 2018, case dropped This speeding case involved the use of the Unipar SL700 laser device. Our client was alleged to have driven at 45mph in a 30mph speed limit. On review of the case papers, we quickly identified a technical defence to the charge and proceeded on that basis. The case […]

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Speeding (x2), Stirling, 8 June 2018, licence saved

Speeding (x2), Stirling, 8 June 2018, licence saved Our client in these speeding cases was in a difficult position. For personal reasons he was deeply dependant upon his driving licence. Unfortunately he was already on 6 points when he incurred two speeding matters a few days apart. As any speeding case carries a minimum of […]

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Speeding, Aberdeen, May 31 2018, Not Guilty

Speeding, Aberdeen, May 31 2018, Not Guilty This speeding case involved average speed cameras. This is an elegant and simple way to record speed using modern technology. It involves using two cameras a set distance apart. A car passes the first camera and a photograph is taken. The car then passes a second camera further […]

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Speeding, Aberdeen, 8th February 2018, Not Guilty

Speeding, Aberdeen, 8th February 2018, Not Guilty This was a speeding case in Aberdeen involving a GATSO fixed camera. The stretch of road was a very small stretch when the speed limit drops from 70mph to 50mph. To add insult to injury the day of the alleged offence was Christmas Day. Speed cameras don’t do […]

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Speeding, Glasgow, 5 February 2018, Case Not Called

Speeding, Glasgow, 5 February 2018, Case Not Called This speeding case involved a calibrated speedometer and an alleged speed of 85mph in a 50mph limit. The case had quite a long history with several adjournments for various reasons. The majority of these adjournments had been on Crown motion. The upshot was that the case was […]

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Speeding, Paisley, 25 January 2018, Case Not Called

Speeding, Paisley, 25 January 2018, Case Not Called This case involved a fixed camera called a GATSO. Many people simply accept fixed penalties in these cases as it is assumed the camera doesn’t lie. This is incorrect. GATSO cameras are not infallible. They use dated radar technology and they are not unbeatable. They tend to […]

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Speeding, Paisley, 28 December 2017, licence saved

Speeding, Paisley, 28 December 2017, licence saved This speeding case involved an alleged speed of 108mph. The driving was also captured on video and, in our view, our client was fortunate to escape a more serious charge. However speeding in Scotland at a speed of 108mph almost inevitably results in a disqualification from driving. This […]

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Speeding, Glasgow, 5 December 2017, case deserted

Speeding, Glasgow, 5 December 2017, case deserted This case was almost identical to another case in Glasgow the previous week. the only difference was the lawyer defending the case. Everything we said for that case applied to this case, namely: This was a case involving the VASCAR speed detection system. VASCAR works in a clever […]

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Speeding, Glasgow, 30 November 2017, case deserted

Speeding, Glasgow, 30 November 2017, case deserted This was a case involving the VASCAR speed detection system. VASCAR works in a clever way. It is basically a speed/distance/time device. The police see a car that they believe to be speeding. Once the car passes a point in the road (eg an overbridge), the time switch […]

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Speeding, Oban, 27 October 2017, Case Deserted

Speeding, Oban, 27 October 2017, Case Deserted Our client was being prosecuted for 82 in a 50, a tricky speed because it is difficult to estimate how the court will deal with it. Our client could not get any more than 5 points and 82 in a 50  speeding case could easily attract 5-6 points. […]

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Speeding, Aberdeen, 9 August 2017, Not Guilty

Speeding, Aberdeen, 9 August 2017, Not Guilty A quite extraordinary case of speeding in Aberdeen. Our client was being prosecuted for an alleged speed of 42mph in a 20 mph zone. The reason for the 20mph limit was that there were local schools in the vicinity and therefor a 20mph limit quite properly applies at […]

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Speeding, Falkirk, 27 July 2017, Not Guilty

Speeding, Falkirk, 27 July 2017, Not Guilty This case called for trial on 27 July at Falkirk Justice of the Peace Court. It was a particularly serious speeding matter as the alleged speed was 110mph on a motorcycle and there was video evidence of the incident. Our client was a recent widower who stated to […]

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Speeding, Kirkcaldy, 24 July 2017, Not Guilty

Speeding, Kirkcaldy, 24 July 2017, Not Guilty This case called for trial on 24 July 2017 at Kirkcaldy Justice of the Peace Court. Unusually for speeding in Scotland (where drivers are usually stopped by the police at the time or have identified themselves as the driver in response to a legal request) identification in this […]

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Speeding, Glasgow, 30 June 2017, Not Guilty

Speeding, Glasgow, 30 June 2017, Not Guilty This case called for trial at Glasgow Justice of the Peace Court on 30 June 2017. The Crown, in the course of evidence, were able to establish that the Unipar SL700 used in the case was tested properly, was accurate, was calibrated and was used correctly. Our client […]

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Speeding, Glasgow, 15 May 2017, Not Called

Speeding, Glasgow, 15 May 2017, Not Called Our client was charged with speeding and, after numerous delays, the case called for trial on 15 May 2017. We had quickly identified a crucial flaw in the Crown case and, after that, it was a matter of getting the case to trial. After two delays, the case […]

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Speeding, Dunfermline, 6 April 2017, Not Guilty

Speeding, Dunfermline, 6 April 2017, Not Guilty This case called for trial at Aberdeen Justice of the Peace Court on 6 April 2017. It was a speeding case involving a mobile camera van. Our client was a motorcyclist and quite openly conceded to us that she was “probably” speeding and simply had not seen the van. […]

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Speeding, Dunfermline, 21 March 2017, Not Guilty

Speeding, Dunfermline, 21 March 2017, Not Guilty This speeding case called for trial at Dunfermline Justice of the Peace court. It was another case of a client on 9 points and, on paper, there appeared no hope. Our client had been caught allegedly speeding by a mobile camera van unit utilising a laser gun called […]

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Speeding, Glasgow, 7 March 2017, Not Guilty

Speeding, Glasgow, 7 March 2017, Not Guilty Our client was accused of speeding. An alleged speed of 43mph in a 30mph zone had been recorded by police officers using a Unipar SL700 laser gun. On review of disclosure it was absolutely clear that any “loophole” defences would not succeed in this case. The Crown and […]

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Speeding, Stirling, 23 January 2017, case not called

Speeding, Stirling, 23 January 2017, case not called This was a very difficult and challenging case. Our client was on 9 points and faced a totting-up disqualification. He was caught allegedly speeding by two officers using a Unipar SL700 laser device. These types of cases have become increasingly harder to win over the years as […]

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Speeding, Lanark, 18 January 2017, licence saved

Speeding, Lanark, 18 January 2017, licence saved Our client was being prosecuted for speeding at Lanark Justice of the Peace Court. The alleged speed was well in excess of 100mph and our client already had 6 live points on his driving licence. He therefore faced a potential totting-up disqualification. We reviewed the case papers and […]

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Speeding, Inverness, Case Deserted, December 2016

Speeding, Inverness Sheriff and Justice of the Peace Court, Case Deserted, December 2016 This case was very difficult as it involved average speed cameras. Speeding cases can be raised in a number of different ways and cases involving average speed cameras are extremely difficult to defend. However our client had 9 live points on his […]

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Speeding, Perth JP, September 2016

Speeding,  Perth JP, September 2016 Our client was charged with speeding at 50mph in a 30mph limit near the small village of Luncarty. She was acquitted after trial after the Crown failed to establish that the unipar gun used by the police had been calibrated properly. The case was widely reported in the newspaper press, […]

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Unipar speeding, Paisley JP, July 2016

Unipar speeding, Paisley JP, July 2016 This was a Unipar speeding case at Paisley JP. The Unipar gun is the laser gun of choice for much of Police Scotland and is used throughout the country. It is a ‘type-approved’ device and is therefore said to be reliable. What this case proved, however, is that the […]

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LTI 20 20 Speeding – Dunfermline JP – June 2016

LTI 20 20 Speeding – Dunfermline JP – June 2016 This was an LTI 20 20 speeding case. The LTI 20 20 is a laser gun often used in conjunction with an attached camera. It is the tool of choice for the Safety Camera Partnership (those vans that you may often see in laybys or […]

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Speeding, Glasgow JP Court, May 2016

Speeding, Glasgow JP Court, May 2016. This speeding case involved a Unipar laser gun and two police witnesses. Our client was adamant that he was not speeding and that there must have been an error with the Unipar gun. One possible source of error can be that the police do not activate the correct mode […]

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Speeding (GATSO) , Glasgow JP Court, May 2016

Speeding (GATSO), Glasgow JP Court, May 2016. Our client was charged with speeding. The case involved a GATSO camera. As the case progressed, it was clear that there were several technical difficulties facing the Crown. At trial, it was clear that certain key evidence was going to prove inadmissible. The Crown therefore moved to adjourn […]

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Speeding Case- Perth JP Court Scotland – April 2016

Speeding Case – Perth JP Scotland, April 2016 This was a speeding case at Perth. Our client was clocked by police officers at 50mph in a purported 30mph limit. The police were using a type-approved Unipar gun. The police had located themselves at the exit from a village shortly prior to an increase in the […]

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Speeding – Dumbarton – 29 March

In an unusual case, the complaint against our client was dismissed at a legal debate. Our submission that the complaint contained insufficient information about the locus of the alleged offence was accepted by the court. Call On 0800 612 9597 Trustpilot

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Speeding – Kirkcaldy JP – 8 March 2016

Our client was being prosecuted for speeding. His defence was that he was several hundred miles away at the time and had an alibi to establish this. He asserted that someone must have given the police his name and address (the car being driven was a hire car). In those circumstances, we requested that the […]

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Speeding – Dumfries Justice of the Peace court- February 2016

Our client was convicted after trial despite our submissions that the identification evidence against him was seriously flawed. At a subsequent proof, however, we were able to successfully argue that a disqualification would cause our client’s family exceptional hardship. The circumstances were that our client was separated from his wife but continued to provide substantial […]

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Speeding – Edinburgh JP – 15 February 2016

Our client was found Not Guilty after trial. The court agreed with our objection to certain certificate evidence being led on the basis that it had not been properly served and, in any event, was hearsay. In the particular circumstances of this case, the offence could not be proved without the certificates. Call On 0800 […]

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Speeding – Aberdeen JP – 24 November 2015

The case against our client was deserted after we successfully opposed a Crown motion to adjourn. Call On 0800 612 9597 Trustpilot

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Speeding – Kilmarnock JP – 20 November 2015

Our client was found Not Guilty after the Crown failed to establish that the speedometer used to measure his alleged speed of 102mph was accurate. Our client had originally pleaded Guilty and only contacted us when the court indicated that he could be disqualified. Although we were able to withdraw our client’s guilty plea on […]

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Speeding – Edinburgh – 20 October 2015

Case against our client was deserted. The Crown moved to adjourn the trial but we successfully opposed the motion. Call On 0800 612 9597 Trustpilot

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Speeding – Stirling JP – 19 October 2015

The case against our client was dropped prior to trial when the Crown accepted that key evidence was inadmissible. Call On 0800 612 9597 Trustpilot

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Speeding – Inverness JP – 13 October 2015

Our client was found Not Guilty after trial. After hearing submissions, the Court agreed that the Crown had not led sufficient evidence to prove that the laser device used to measure our client’s speed was accurate. Call On 0800 612 9597 Trustpilot

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Speeding – Dumbarton JP – 6 October

Our client was found Not Guilty after trial after we established that the speed limit was illegal. The road in question purported to be a ‘restricted’ road; however our investigation established that the road did not have the required system of street lighting. Locus attendances are often crucial in speeding cases and this is a […]

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Speeding, Dumfries JP Court, 22 July 2015

Speeding, Dumfries JP Court, 22 July 2015 Our client was charged with speeding at speeds of up to 104mph for 3.2 miles. He was also charged – and prior to our involvement had pleaded Guilty to – with using his vehicle in a dangerous condition as one of his passengers was unsecured in the boot […]

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Speeding, Dunfermline JP Court, 3 July 2015

Speeding, Dunfermline JP Court, 3 July 2015 Our client had pleaded Guilty to speeding and contacted us after he was ordained to appear at court personally as the court was considering a disqualification in view of the speed. He was particularly worried by this as his property business required him to drive. We thereafter attended […]

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Speeding Dundee JP Court, 15 June 2015

Speeding Dundee JP Court, 15 June 2015 Our client was charged with speeding at Dundee. As a businessman with 9 live points on his driving licence, a conviction would have had potentially devastating results. Fortunately we spotted a deficiency and were able to take a plea to the competency of the complaint. The Crown conceded […]

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Hamilton JP, Speeding, 1 June 2015

Hamilton JP, Speeding, 1 June 2015 Our client was accused of speeding. As he had 9 points on his driving licence, he had a lot resting on the outcome. The case was ostensibly about something as simple as the direction of travel as our client was adamant that – although he was stopped by the […]

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Speeding case at Perth Justice Of The Peace Court 5th May 2015

Speeding case at Perth Justice Of The Peace Court 5th May 2015. Attended with client having noted two fatal flaws in the Crown case. Crown conceded the matters could not be remedied and deserted the proceedings against our client without the case even calling. Client delighted Call On 0800 612 9597 Trustpilot

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Speeding charge- Inverness Justice of the Peace Court 7th May 2015

Speeding charge at Inverness Justice of the Peace court-Our client was charged with  speeding on the A9, 86mph in a 70mph detected with a laser device. Found Not guilty after trial due to a technical defence. Call On 0800 612 9597 Trustpilot

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Speeding – Forfar Justice of the Peace Court

Speeding – Forfar Justice of the Peace Court – Outcome client found not guilty after trial

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Speeding – Lanark Justice of the Peace Court |Scotland

Speeding – Lanark Justice of the Peace Court – Outcome client pled guilty and 5 penalty points endorsed and £200 fine.

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Speeding – Kirkcaldy Justice of the Peace Court

Speeding – Kirkcaldy Justice of the Peace Court – Outcome 4 penalty points endorsed and £245 fine

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