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Archive: Magistrates Court

Successful Special Reasons Hearing – No Points, No Fine and No Prosecution Costs Payable.

Millicent Dooher, barrister, represented this client at the special reasons hearing following a speeding offence where the driver’s speedometer was showing a faulty reading. Millicent was able to prove that the speedometer was faulty and persuade the Magistrates to deal with this by way of absolute discharge. This meant the […]

Magistrates Court Comments Off on Successful Special Reasons Hearing – No Points, No Fine and No Prosecution Costs Payable.
Company Director Escapes Endorsement by Amendment of Charge After Failing to Provide Driver Information

This Company Director was before the Magistrates’ Court following 2 charges of failing to provide driver details following speeding offences committed in his Company vehicles (under s.172 Road Traffic Act 1988). Each offence carries 6 penalty points and a fine, making him a ‘totter’ and putting his Company out of […]

Magistrates Court Comments Off on Company Director Escapes Endorsement by Amendment of Charge After Failing to Provide Driver Information
Careless Driver Avoids Disqualification

Motoring lawyer Laura Newton represented a driver before the Magistrates’ Court, facing a charge of careless driving. The driver had been witnessed by police aggressively weaving in and out of traffic and travelling at excess speed. The case had begun in the Single Justice Procedure Court but adjourned as the […]

Magistrates Court Comments Off on Careless Driver Avoids Disqualification
Totter with 12 Penalty Points Avoids Disqualification with Exceptional Hardship Application

Millicent Dooher, barrister, represented this driver at an exceptional hardship hearing before the Magistrates. This driver had accrued 12 penalty points following 4 speeding offences and risked being a ‘totter’ with a mandatory 6 month disqualification. Millicent was able to persuade the Magistrates to find exceptional hardship in this instance […]

Magistrates Court Comments Off on Totter with 12 Penalty Points Avoids Disqualification with Exceptional Hardship Application
Failure to Provide Driver Details: Found Not Guilty at Court

Following a charge of failure to provide driver details under s.172 Road Traffic Act 1988, this vehicle owner, represented by barrister Millicent Dooher, successfully disputed the charge at Court and was found Not Guilty. Millicent was able to persuade the Court that despite the Notice being sent, it had never […]

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130mph Speeding Offence Dealt with by Penalty Points.

This driver was prosecuted for exceeding the speed limit, recorded at a speed of 130mph. Millicent Dooher, barrister, represented this driver at the Magistrates’ Court. Millicent was able to successful persuade the Court to deal with this matter by way of penalty points where the guidelines would suggest a 56+ […]

Magistrates Court Comments Off on 130mph Speeding Offence Dealt with by Penalty Points.
Exceptional Hardship Found for Driver with 18 penalty points.

This driver, represented by barrister, Millicent Dooher, was summoned before the Magistrates’ Court following 6 speeding offences, and as such risked becoming a ‘totter’. Millicent successfully put forwards an argument of exceptional hardship, meaning the Driver was not disqualified at all, despite a total of 18 penalty points being endorsed […]

Magistrates Court Comments Off on Exceptional Hardship Found for Driver with 18 penalty points.
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 […]

Magistrates Court Comments Off on Drunk Driver Avoids Custodial Sentence after Blowing in Excess of 4 Times the Legal Limit.
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 […]

Magistrates Court Comments Off on Driver caught at 123mph avoids disqualification
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

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