Hutchison Law offers professional legal advice, information and representation for a range of
motoring offences including careless driving, dangerous driving, speeding, and drink driving.
If you have been charged with any road traffic related offence or have been served a notice of
intended prosecution, your chances will be improved if you are represented by a specialist motoring offence solicitor. We will do everything the law permits to significantly improve the likelihood you will avoid a driving disqualification and, even if you plead guilty, mitigate any driving penalties you incur.
This is perhaps the most common offence you could be charged with. Penalty points range from 3 to 6 and in some cases you can be disqualified outright. You may be given a fixed penalty notice. You will be given 28 days to decide if you want to accept the 3 penalty points and fine. If not the Prosecution will ave to prove their case.
Morally, no one condones these offences. BUT, did the police follow the law? This is a very serious offence carrying a minimum period of 1 years disqualification or 3 years if you have a previous conviction within the last 10 years. The court can impose large fines and in the most serious cases a period of imprisonment.
Caught on the phone?
The use of a mobile phone while driving is one of the 3 most common road traffic law offences in Scotland. Many of the country’s motorists have a dismissive attitude to such an offence, refusing to acknowledge the dangers which can arrive if they talk/text while driving.
For many of our clients in these cases, a relatively small fine is not the issue. A mobile phone fines
will see your license endorsed with 3 penalty points: often resulting in a ‘totting up ban’. Though the use of mobile phones
is extremely distracting, manyinnocent drivers can and will be stopped by the police
and charged with drive while using a mobile phone.
If you believe you have been issued with a mobile phone fines and are not guilty of the offence then contact Hutchison Law and the Road Traffic Law team for a free consultation.