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.
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
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.
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.
Mobile Phone Offence at Glasgow JP Court. The client was on his way to work when he was stopped by the police for using a mobile phone while driving. He denied the charge. He was found not guilty after trial.
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.
Dangerous Driving offence at Airdrie Sheriff Court. The client pled not guilty to a charge of Dangerous Driving. The client accepted that his driving was Careless, but not Dangerous. At the conclusion of the trial the Sheriff found him not guilty of Dangerous Driving, but guilty of the lesser charge of Careless Driving. He avoided disqualified and 6 penalty points were imposed on this driving licence.
Exceptional Hardship Proof at Hamilton JP Court. Having pled guilty to speeding the client, who worked as a taxi driver, was facing disqualification under totting-up provisions. His application for Exceptional Hardship was successful due to the impact the loss of his licence would have on his family.
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.
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.
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