Mr F was charged with speeding. The speed alleged was very high and, if convicted, Mr F faced the likelihood of a driving ban. We contacted the Crown Prosecution Service and obtained all the evidence that the prosecution intended to rely upon.
The key to the case prosecution was photographic evidence. Mr F received a notice of intended prosecution which he had completed and returned. The Crown Prosecution Service then produced a photograph of the motor car in question, allegedly speeding.
Before the photographic evidence can be admitted, the Crown Prosecution Service has to comply with certain strict rules of evidence.
Because the prosecution failed to do this, we were able to successfully exclude the evidence of the photograph. The prosecution case collapsed and Mr F was able to avoid a ban.
As dedicated traffic lawyers we are regularly contacted by clients who accept that they have committed a speeding offence but are desperate to avoid a driving ban. In such cases we will spend a significant amount of time dealing with you directly and, of course, representing you in the Magistrates Court. All your personal details and circumstances will be taken in order that your case can be persuasively presented to give you the best possible chance to avoid a ban.
The vast majority of speeding offence cases will be commenced by the police issuing a notice of intended prosecution. If the form is not returned in the manner required, the driver will be prosecuted for failing to provide driver details. Should you face a prosecution under Section 172 Road Traffic Act (failing to furnish driver details), you should know that many people successfully defend these prosecutions.
Do not assume that photographic or police evidence cannot be challenged. It can. This is why you should instruct a specialist speeding lawyer. If you believe that any evidence is wrong, you should contact us immediately. To secure a conviction, the court has to be sure as to the accuracy of any evidence, that you were committing a speeding offence. It is our job to closely examine any evidence that the prosecution intend to rely on to prove you were committing the offence. If this evidence fails to meet the required standards, we will argue before the court that there should be no conviction. Depending upon the speed alleged or the number of points on your driving licence this may mean you avoid a driving ban.
If you are to be prosecuted for speeding, or any other traffic offence you should receive, usually by post, a notice of intended prosecution. This should set out the date, location etc of the alleged incident of speeding. If you believe you were not speeding or other traffic offence or wish to contest the allegation, you should contact us straight away. Given that you may be in danger of a driving ban or penalty points on your driving licence you should consult a speeding offence solicitor without delay.
More Case Studies:
- How to Reduce or Remove a Driving Ban
- Proving Who the Driver Is
- Speeding Offence
- Drink Driving Offence
- Drink Driving Caused by a Spiked Drink
- Defence of Duress or Necessity of Circumstance
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Case Study - Defence of Duress or Necessity of CircumstanceMr A was a successful businessman with a good driving history and no previous convictions, but after leaving a bar he felt threatened after being approached by a number of males and chose to drive home to get out of the situation. He was subsequently stopped and he was charged with drink driving.
Case Study - Drink Driving Caused by a Spiked Drink
As always, Mr B drove his car to the train station and caught the train to work. That day he went for some drinks with his colleagues after work. He knew he would have to drive home after he got off the train, so he only drank two pints of beer, to ensure he was under the limit when he got behind the wheel. Unbeknownst to him, his colleagues had spiked his drink with shots of liquor. He was stopped later during his drive home, where he failed the breath test and was subsequently charged with drink driving.
Case Study - Drink Driving OffenceMr C was stopped whilst driving as part of a routine traffic stop. The police officer spoke to him and formed the opinion that he had been driving under the influence of alcohol. At the request of the police office, Mr C was asked to submit a roadside breath test sample for analysis, which he failed. He was arrested, charged with drink driving and taken back to the police station to provide an official breath test sample which would be used as evidence in court.
Case Study - How to Reduce or Remove a Driving Ban
We recently represented a client, Mr D, who was serving a 3 year driving ban due to being convicted of drink driving for a second time within a 10 year period. Since the date of the ban he had been unable to secure any meaningful employment and, as a result, was suffering serious financial hardship. We took on his case and attempted to appeal the ban on the grounds that he had already served the majority of the ban and it was having an overly negative impact on his quality of life.
Case Study - Proving Who the Driver Is
Our client, Mr E, received a speeding ticket that he believed he shouldn't have received because he wasn't driving his vehicle at that time. He provided his evidence, and asked the police if he could see theirs. This did not help, so he contacted TrafficLawyers4U's expert solictors for help.