Speeding Case at Coatbridge Jp Court. Having been recorded on a Unipar SL700 Speed Detection Device our client faced disqualification under the totting-up provisions. At the Trial Diet we identified a technical issue with the Crown case. As a result the case was dismissed and our client kept his licence.
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.
- HGV Drivers & Operators
- Vehicle Defects
- Traffic Lights
- New Drivers
- Drug Driving
- Special Reasons
- Drunk in Charge
- Exceptional Hardship
- Failing to Provide Specimens
- Penalty Points & Totting-Up
- Drink Driving
- Removal of Disqualification
- Driving without Insurance
- Driving whilst Disqualified
- Mobile Phone
- Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP)
- Failure to Provide Driver Details
- Careless Driving
- Failing to Stop & Report
- Dangerous Driving
Speeding offence at Glasgow JP Court. Our client was charged with driving at 43mph within a 30mph zone. His speed was recorded by the police on a laser gun (Unipar SL700). He disputed the speed and the case was scheduled for trial. In short, his defence was based on the fact that he had just pulled away for a junction and could not have reached the alleged speed at the point claimed by the police. Simple distance, time and speed measurements supported his position and following representations the Crown decided to take no further action and the case was dismissed.
Exceptional Hardship Case at Ayr JP Court. Following a conviction for speeding the client was facing disqualification under totting-up procedure. His application for Exceptional Hardship was granted by the Court and he avoided disqualification .
Speeding offence at Glasgow JP Court. Following representations at the initial stages of these particular proceedings the Crown decided to take no further proceedings.
Speeding Offence at Falkirk JP Court. Charged with speeding on M9 and with 9 live points Dominic Sellar represented a client who was facing a period of disqualification under the totting-up procedures. At the trial diet we identified a problem with the Crown case. The Crown sought to remedy the problem by seeking another adjournment which we asked the Court to refused. The Court agreed, dismissed the case and no further proceedings are to be taken.
Speeding on M74 at Lanark Justice of the Peace Court. The client was fortunate to avoid disqualification for driving at excessive speeds on the M74 when penalty points were imposed following a plea of guilty at an early stage in the proceedings.
Speeding offence on M74 at Lanark JP Court. Having been charged with speeding on M74 Dominic Sellar challenged the proceedings on the basis that there had been a delay. The Crown agreed and took no further proceedings.
Speeding offence on M74 at Lanark JP Court. Client was caught speeding at an excessive speed on M74. Following mitigation the court imposed penalty points on his driving licence and a fine.
Speeding on M74 offence at Lanark JP Court. With 9 live points and another speeding offence the client faced disqualification for a minimum period of 6 months under totting up procedure. He did not have grounds for exceptional hardship and he followed our advice to tender an early plea and seek a short-term disqualification. The Court disqualified him for three months which meant he was able to keep his employment.
Speeding Offence on M74 at Lanark JP Court. The client had 6 live penalty points and was facing disqualification given the high speed. 5 penalty points imposed and disqualification was avoided.
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