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Archive: Magistrates Court

Drunk Driver Avoids Custodial Sentence after Blowing in Excess of 4 Times the Legal Limit.

Barrister Helen Newbold represented this driver after they were reported to the police for drink driving after a minor traffic collision. Having blown a sample of breath well in excess of 4 times the legal limit the driver was under no illusion that the starting point for sentencing in the […]

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Driver caught at 123mph avoids disqualification

Laura Newton, specialist motoring solicitor, represented a driver who appeared before Bridlington Magistrates’ Court, having pleaded guilty to speeding at 123mph. The prosecution began by Single Justice Procedure Notice, but the Court had required the driver’s attendance as it was considering a disqualification. At this speed, the Sentencing Court Guidelines […]

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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 […]

Magistrates Court Comments Off on Absolute Discharge for Driver facing Disqualification for Totting – Successful Special Reasons Argument
HGV driver avoids penalty points with 14 day ban instead

This driver was represented by barrister, Millicent Dooher at the Magistrates’ Court following his third speeding offence. This Driver was an HGV driver and would have lost his employment if any more than 6 penalty points were endorsed on his driving licence. The Magistrates were convinced, following representations, to deal […]

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Successful Exceptional Hardship application for HGV driver

Following a speeding offence in an HGV, this Driver faced being a ‘totter’ with 12 penalty points on his driving licence and a 6-month driving disqualification. The Driver was represented at the Magistrates’ Court by barrister Millicent Dooher, who was able to convince the Magistrates to impose a short ban […]

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Another Driver Avoids Disqualification for Totting after Successful Exceptional Hardship Argument

Barrister Helen Newbold represented this driver who was facing two speeding offences whilst already having 6 points on her licence for an offence with a mobile phone; the potential sentence was a 6-month disqualification for “totting”. Having mitigated on the offences themselves Helen Newbold then successfully made an application for […]

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4 Speeding Offences Within a Month – Magistrates Persuaded to Disqualify for One Month Rather than Six

Having accrued 4 speeding offences in the space of 1 month, this driver was facing a 6-month disqualification as a ‘totter’. The Driver was represented by barrister, Millicent Dooher, at the Magistrates’ Court in Nottingham, where the Magistrates’ were persuaded to impose a 1-month disqualification, after which no penalty points […]

Magistrates Court Comments Off on 4 Speeding Offences Within a Month – Magistrates Persuaded to Disqualify for One Month Rather than Six
Another Exceptional Hardship Success – Driver Avoids 6 Month Ban

Our barrister represented a driver facing a 6 month totting up disqualification, which was due to be imposed for reach 12 penalty points on his Licence. The speeding offence was dealt with a Nottingham Magistrates’ Court and our motoring lawyer Millicent Dooher presented the driver’s circumstances including the fact that […]

Magistrates Court Comments Off on Another Exceptional Hardship Success – Driver Avoids 6 Month Ban
CPS Drop Careless Driving and Fail to Stop – Driver Pleads to Speeding at 104mph – Keeps Licence.

This driver, represented by barrister Harry Bowyer, was stopped by police on the A1 having been clocked at 104 mph. The officer was particularly zealous and reported the driver for careless driving and failing to stop on the same evidence. He also impounded the driver’s car! When we got the […]

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Driver Avoids Totting Up Disqualification Due to Caring Responsibilities

Laura Newton, our solicitor dealing with motoring offences, represented a driver before Mansfield Magistrates’ Court who was being sentenced for driving using a mobile phone. this offence carries 6 points and the driver had 9 points on his Licence for speeding. The driver had been notified by Court letter that […]

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