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: 3 June 2015
  • Court: Edinburgh Sheriff Court
  • Offence: Drink Driving

Drink Driving Charge at Edinburgh Sheriff Court. Our client was charged with drink driving, failing to provide at the roadside and failing to identify the driver. This was his forth drink related offence and a prison sentence was very likely.
Following our advice our client pled guilty to one of the three charges. Although he was disqualified he avoided a prison sentence which was his main concern.

Drink Driving in Edinburgh
  • Date: 20 March 2015
  • Court: Inverness
  • Offence: Traffic Commissioner's Public Inquiry

Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry at Inverness. Our client is an owner/driver of a small HGV haulage business, employing two other drivers. As a CPC holder and nominated Transport Manager he faced a Public Inquiry in relation to a number of breaches of tachograph equipment and driver hours. His good repute and professional competence were also in issue. He was facing disqualification as a transport manager and his operating licence was at risk. As a consequence the whole business was at risk. We made representations at the public Inquiry and ultimately the whole proceedings against our client were dismissed.

Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry
  • Date: 25 June 2015
  • Court: Lanark JP Court
  • Offence: Speeding

Speeding on M74 case at Lanark JP Court. The range of points that can be imposed on a driving licence for speeding is between 3 and 6. Where the speed is excessive a period of disqualification will be imposed. Our client was recorded speeding at over 100 mph on the M74 near the turnoff for Lanark. Following our advice and representations at court the matter was ultimately dealt with by way of penalty points and our client avoided disqualification.

Speeding M74
  • Date: 25 June 2015
  • Court: Dumfries
  • Offence: Speeding

Speeding on the A75 at Dumfries JP Court. Our client was charged with speeding on the A75 between Dumfries and Castle Douglas. He pled guilty by letter and was told by the court that he faced disqualification due to the high speed. His job was in jeopardy and he instructed us to represent him at court. Following representations at court disqualification was avoided when penalty points were imposed.

Speeding A75
  • Date: 23 June 2015
  • Court: Aberdeen Sheriff Court
  • Offence: Speeding

Speeding case at Aberdeen Sheriff Court. Speeds in excess of 100mph frequently result in disqualification. The client was charged with speeding at over 100mph on the A96. Expert advice was instrumental in avoiding a ban.

Speeding case in Aberdeen
  • Date: 19 June 2015
  • Court: Dunfermline JP Court
  • Offence: Speeding

Speeding Case at Dunfermline JP Court. Where the level of speed is excessive a period of disqualification wan be imposed. Our client was charged with driving at over double the speed limit. Disqualification was avoided and the case was dealt with by way of penalty points.

Speeding Case at Dunfermline
  • Date: 4 June 2015
  • Court: Coatbridge JP Court
  • Offence: Traffic Lights

Traffic Sign Charge at Coatbridge JP Court. The client was charged with failing to comply with road traffic signs. Detailed measurements and photographs exhibited at the trial diet were instrumental in persuading the Crown to drop the court proceedings.

Traffic Signs
  • Date: 15 June 2015
  • Court: Kilmarnock Sheriff Court
  • Offence: Dangerous Driving

Dangerous Driving Charge at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court. The penalty for dangerous driving includes a period of disqualification of at least one year. The client was charged with Dangerous Driving and other charges. At the trial the Crown accepted that the driving did not amount to dangerous driving. The client pled guilty to the reduced charge of careless driving, which carries penalty points. The other charges were dropped and the client kept his licence.

Dangerous Driving
  • Date: 28 May 2015
  • Court: Edinburgh JP Court
  • Offence: Failure to Provide Driver Details

Failing to Identify the Driver (Section 172, Road Traffic Act 1988) case at Edinburgh. The offence of failing to identify a driver when required to do so carries 6 penalty points. Our client is a HGV driver who was on 6 points at the time of the original offence, which was for speeding on A1. He avoided disqualification following our representations to the Crown and Court.

Failing to Identify the Driver
  • Date: 20 May 2015
  • Court: Edinburgh Sheriff Court
  • Offence: Dangerous Driving

Dangerous Driving Case at Edinburgh Sheriff Court. The penalties for dangerous driving include a one year ban. Our client was charged with riding his motor cycle dangerously on the outskirts of Edinburgh by weaving in and out of traffic, undertaking and driving at excessive speed. We identified an issue with the charge and as a consequence we were able to persuade the Crown to reduce the charge to careless driving. Our client escaped disqualification with the imposition of penalty points.

Dangerous Driving

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