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Road Traffic Lawyers Glasgow

 If you have been charged with a road traffic offence, you should seek expert legal advice. There exists a huge variety of offences under the road traffic legislation and the penalties applicable can vary dramatically. The legislation is complex and working out the correct penalties can be far from straightforward.

 The prosecution of many road traffic offences involves a number of legal requirements that the police must complete. As such, it is always worthwhile instructing us to check that all aspects of the investigation and the evidence gathering procedures have been properly completed. These elements may be described as ‘loopholes’ but it is really just a case of good lawyers checking the authorities have complied with all of the legal requirements. If not, then the case against you may be dropped.

We appreciate that driving convictions resulting in disqualification or the imposition of penalty points can create huge difficulties for people. Whether you require your licence for work, looking after relatives or simply enabling you to go about your day to day life, losing your licence can be costly.

Even if you are guilty, there are steps that can be taken to preserve your licence and keep you on the road. We may be able to argue that ‘special reasons’ exist not to disqualify you or that disqualification will result in ‘exceptional hardship’. If successful, you will be allowed to keep your licence and stay on the road. For these reasons, it is well worthwhile obtaining expert legal representation in relation to road traffic matters. We are often successful in minimising the number of penalty points imposed by negotiating with the procurator fiscal and presenting all of the mitigating factors on behalf of our clients.

Our Road Traffic Solicitors Can Help You Today

We are able to assist you in relation to any road traffic offence, including but not limited to:

  • Using a mobile phone while driving
  • Speeding
  • Driving without insurance
  • Careless Driving
  • Dangerous driving
  • Totting Up
  • Notice of Intended Prosecution
  • Section 172 Requirements – identifying the driver
  • Driving while over the prescribed alcohol limit i.e. Drink driving.
  • Being in charge of a vehicle while drunk
  • Driving without a valid licence
  • Leaving the scene of an accident without stopping, leaving details or reporting it (Section 170 Road traffic Act 1988)

If you have been charged with any offence under the road traffic act, contact us immediately for advice. We will be able to provide representation at court and explain all of your options.

Fatal Road Traffic Accidents

We are experienced in dealing with fatal road traffic accidents.

An accident on the road resulting in a death is always an incredibly tragic event for all concerned. If you are a driver alleged to have caused the death by the manner of your driving, we appreciate how devastating a time this can be. The penalties for a conviction are severe and may involve the imposition of a prison sentence. It is therefore essential that you receive the best possible defence.

We have recent experience of representing clients charged with Section 1 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (causing death by dangerous driving) and Section 2B of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving).

It is important that your case receives detailed attention at the earliest stage. Usually the police will have completed a collision investigation report. We have a network of expert witnesses who will be able to conduct a full review of the roadway and police report before providing us with a defence report. Often defence reports can be essential during negotiations with the prosecution and at court. If the vehicle requires to be examined, we are able to instruct the highest quality of experts to undertake this work on your behalf.

If the matter is to proceed in the High Court of Justiciary, we will be able to ensure the highest quality of representation due to our long established connections with the most highly skilled advocates and Q.C.’s in the country.

If you have been involved in a fatal road traffic accident, please contact us immediately.

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