Dominic Sellar has appeared in thousands of cases. What follows is a selection of cases that reflects his experience in the area of road traffic law. Although personal details have been omitted each case is verifiable. Most of the cases arose during Dominic Sellar’s employment with another firm.

  • Date: 10 September 2015
  • Court: Falkirk JP Court
  • Offence: Careless Driving

Careless and Inconsiderate Driving at Falkirk JP Court. Our client, who is a HGV driver, was charged with careless and inconsiderate driving by failing to take proper observations when pulling out from a junction into the path of car and causing a collision. The main evidence against him came from the driver of the car and another driver who witnessed the incident. When the police arrived the crash scene analysis concluded that the HGV driver was to blame.
Our client denied the allegation against him the defence were able to demonstrate that this was simply an accident having regard to the relative speed and distance travelled by the vehicles and the spread of debris resulting from the collision.
The case was dismissed and our client kept his driving licence and his job.

Careless and Inconsiderate Driving, Falkirk JP Court
  • Date: 27 January 2015
  • Court: Dumfries JP Court
  • Offence: Careless Driving

Careless Driving Charge at Dumfries JP court. Our client was charged with careless driving following a minor incident near Dumfries town centre. He denied the charge and having carried out some initial enquiries we were able to make representations to the Crown. As a consequence the case was dropped by the Crown and no further proceedings were taken.

Careless Driving Charge
  • Date: 30 January 2015
  • Court: Edinburgh JP Court
  • Offence: Careless Driving

Careless Driving Case at Edinburgh JP Court. The client was charged with careless driving (section 3, Road Traffic Act 1988) following an accident were it was alleged that he had driven into the back of another car on a country road outside of Edinburgh. We were able to create a doubt about the allegation and establish that his driving had not fallen below the acceptable standard. The case was dismissed.

Careless Driving Case
  • Date: 21 May 2014
  • Court: High Court
  • Offence: Careless Driving

Careless Driving Appeal at High Court. Following a conviction for careless driving Dominic Sellar was instructed to raise an appeal against conviction. The conviction was overturned.

Careless Driving Appeal
  • Date: 11 March 2014
  • Court: Dumfries JP Court
  • Offence: Careless Driving

Speeding case on M74 at Dumfries JP Court. Client was caught speeding at over 100mph on M74. Following mitigation the court imposed 6 points on his driving licence and a fine.

Speeding case on M74
  • Date: 7 February 2014
  • Court: Paisley Sheriff Court
  • Offence: Careless Driving

Dangerous Driving on M8 at Paisley Sheriff Court. Charged with Dangerous Driving by undertaking, tailgating and switching lanes in the face of obvious dangers and causing another driver to take evasive action to avoid a collision the client was facing a minimum 12 month ban. His job depended on his licence. Having carried out an inspection of where the incident took place we were able to persuade the Crown to delete most of the aggravating elements of the charge and accept a plea to the lesser charge of Careless Driving. Penalty points were imposed and Disqualification was avoided.

Dangerous Driving on M8
  • Date: 29 January 2014
  • Court: Fort William JP Court
  • Offence: Careless Driving

Careless Driving Charge at Fort William JP Court. The evidence against the client was that he had lost control of his vehicle while attempting an overtaking manoeuvre causing his vehicle to collide with an oncoming car, causing injury to himself and other road users. In these circumstances, disqualification looked certain.  Following discussions with the prosecution a version of events which reflected the client’s position was agreed. The Court refrained from disqualification and endorsed his licence with 6 points.

Careless Driving Charge
  • Date: 9 December 2013
  • Court: Aberdeen Sheriff Court
  • Offence: Careless Driving

Dangerous Driving offence at Aberdeen Sheriff Court. The client was a New Driver, with three live points.  He was charged with Dangerous Driving by racing at high speed with another car on country roads over a considerable distance. It was also alleged that he had driven on the wrong side of the road in the face of oncoming traffic and causing other vehicles to take evasive action to avoid a collision. He instructed us to negotiate a plea with the Crown. After lengthy proceedings he pled guilty to the lesser charge of Careless Driving. Because he was a new driver, he did not want additional points which would have resulted in the revocation of his licence and the requirement to re-sit his test. He instructed us to seek a short term disqualification and was disqualified for 30 days.

Dangerous Driving offence
  • Date: 28 October 2013
  • Court: Glasgow JP Court
  • Offence: Careless Driving

Dangerous Driving charge at Glasgow JP Court. The client was charged with speeding on the M8 and aggressive driving by tailgating and under taking other motorists. He was facing mandatory disqualification of 12 months.  He instructed Dominic Sellar to negotiate a plea with the Crown to reduce the charge from Dangerous Driving to Careless Driving. Having presented case law the Crown amended the original complaint and reduced the charge to Careless Driving. He avoided disqualification and penalty points were endorsed on his driving licence.

Dangerous Driving charge

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