Speeding Offence on M74 at Lanark JP Court. The client had 6 live penalty points and was facing disqualification given the high speed. Following representations five penalty points were imposed and disqualification was avoided.
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.
- Dangerous Driving
- Failing to Stop & Report
- Careless Driving
- Failure to Provide Driver Details
- Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP)
- Mobile Phone
- Driving whilst Disqualified
- Driving without Insurance
- Removal of Disqualification
- Drink Driving
- Penalty Points & Totting-Up
- Failing to Provide Specimens
- Exceptional Hardship
- Drunk in Charge
- Special Reasons
- Drug Driving
- New Drivers
- Traffic Lights
- Vehicle Defects
- HGV Drivers & Operators
Speeding Offence on M74 at Dumfries JP Court. The client was charged with speeding at road works on the M74. She had 9 live points and was facing disqualification under totting-up. Her job depended on her ability to drive. At the start of the trial Dominic Sellar challenged evidential certificates and documents. As a consequence the prosecutor took no further action and the case was deserted.
Speeding case at Lanark JP Court. The client was charged with speeding well over 100mph. Dominic Sellar persuaded the Crown to accept a plea of guilty to a reduced speed. The court endorsed his licence with 4 penalty points and imposed a fine.
Speeding case at Dumbarton JP Court. The client was charged with speeding on a Restricted Road on the A82. He already had 9 points and further points would have resulted in disqualification under totting-up provisions. The loss of his licence would have been devastating. There was an evidential gap in the case against the client and on the day of trial the Crown sought an adjournment to remedy the problem. This motion was opposed and following legal submissions the Court refused the Crown’s request and deserted the case .
Speeding Offence at Stirling JP Court. The client had pled guilty by himself and was facing a 6 month ban under totting-up procedure. His work did not depend on his driving licence and grounds for an application for Exceptional Hardship were weak. He instructed Dominic Sellar to appear with him at court and seek a reduced period of disqualification. Materials and authorities were placed before the court which persuaded the court to impose a short term period of disqualification.
Speeding Offence on M74 at Lanark JP Court. The client was charged with driving at an excessive speed on the M74 where disqualification looked certain. With careful consideration to the timing of the plea and the representations put before the court he avoided disqualification with penalty points being endorsed on his licence.
Speeding Offence on A9 at Inverness JP Court. The client was charged at driving at an speed on the A9 in excess of 100mph. His livelihood depended on his licence. Following representations at an early stage in the proceedings the crown were persuaded to accept that the client was driving at a lower a speed. The client kept his licence with the imposition of 6 penalty points on his driving licence.
Speeding on A9 at Perth JP Court. The client was charged with speeding on A9 at an excessive speed. Following representations at an early stage in the proceedings the Court endorsed his licence with penalty points and the client kept his driving licence.
Speeding Offence at Kilmarnock JP Court. The client was charged with driving at a speed that was 27mph over the speed limit. Following discussions with the Crown a plea was tendered to a lower speed. His job depended on his licence and he avoided disqualification with the imposition of a fine and penalty points.
Speeding on M74 at Lanark JP Court. Penalty points imposed despite speeding well in excess of the speed limit.
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