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.
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
Using a mobile phone at Aberdeen JP Court. The client was charged with using a mobile phone whilst driving, driving without a licence and without insurance. Due to technicalities in respect of evidential matters we were able to persuade the prosecutor to drop the charges relating to driving with no licence and no insurance. In these circumstances there was no risk to the client’s licence and he pled guilty only to the mobile phone charge. Three penalty points and a small fine were imposed by the court.
Using a mobile phone at Aberdeen JP Court. The client was charged with using a mobile phone whilst driving, driving without a licence and without insurance. Due to technicalities in respect of evidential matters we were able to persuade the prosecutor to drop the charges relating to driving with no licence and no insurance. In these circumstances there was no risk to our client’s licence and he pled guilty only to the mobile phone charge. 3 points and a small fine were imposed by the court.
Failing to Stop & Failing to Report at Glasgow JP Court. Our client had been charged with failing to stop and report following an accident. There were a number of problems with the Crown case, not least an issue with identification. At the trial the Crown accepted there were problems and decided to take no further proceedings.
Exceptional Hardship case at Dumfries JP Court. Client was on 9 points and faced disqualification. He pled guilty to driving at excessive speed on M74. His licence was endorsed with 5 points, but the court made a finding of Exceptional Hardship and did not disqualify him despite the fact that he now had 14 points.
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 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.
No insurance case at Glasgow JP Court. Our client was charged with causing and permitting another person to drive without insurance. He was facing disqualification under totting-up provisions. Dominic Sellar successfully argued a technical point with the prosecution and following a couple of adjournments the case was dismissed because of time bar.
Dangerous Driving case at Aberdeen Sheriff Court. Following a multiple vehicle crash the client was charged with Dangerous Driving and faced a lengthy period of disqualification. Following our investigations the Crown accepted that the client was not solely responsible for the car crash and accepted his plea of guilty to the lesser charge of Careless Driving. 5 points and a fine were imposed and the client kept his licence.
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