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Absolute Discharge for Driver facing Disqualification for Totting – Successful Special Reasons Argument

This driver, represented by barrister Helen Newbold,  appeared in front of the Magistrates’ court for a speeding offence. As she had already accumulated 9 points on her licence a further 3 points would have made her a totter and subject to a 6 month disqualification.

Setting out the requirements of a special reasons application (Medical Emergency) and taking her client through the details Helen Newbold was able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the court that the reason the client was speeding fell within the realms of a special reason.

The Magistrates imposed an absolute discharge and the client left the court with no additional points and no fines or costs to pay.

Case Details

Case Name: Absolute Discharge for Driver facing Disqualification for Totting – Successful Special Reasons Argument
Case Date: April 2021
Case Type (info): Magistrates Court

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