Careless Driving Offence Lawyer

Do you require a Careless Driving Offence Lawyer? Careless driving, also known as driving without due care and attention, covers a number of offences, from showing poor lane discipline on the motorway to swerving while changing the radio station.

If you have been charged with careless driving [S3 Road Traffic Act 1988] then you will require a solicitor to get you the best possible outcome.

Careless Driving in Scotland: the Law

Road Traffic Act 1988 Section 3: Careless, and Inconsiderate, Driving

Careless Driving [S3 Road Traffic Act 1988] is another common form of prosecution in respect of “bad driving”.

A person is to be regarded as driving without due care and attention if (and only if) the way he drives falls below what would be expected of a competent and careful driver.Without due care and attention is a legal phrase which suggests that the driver was not alert enough or paying attention.If the crown proves this they will secure a conviction for careless driving.

If found guilty or you plead guilty to careless driving you can have between 3 and 9 points endorsed on your licence or disqualified outright. Most of these cases will appear in The Justice of the Peace Court but can also appear in the Sheriff Court. If it is in the latter it means it is more serious or complicated.

How We Can Help

A client was recently charged with careless driving by going through a set of traffic lights and colliding with a vehicle crossing the traffic lights. The client was acquitted in this matter. A pensioner reversed into a parked car in a supermarket. That is a minor form of careless driving and would normally attract lower end penalty points. In this case it was 3 points. The other extreme was a motorcyclist overtaking through a solid white line on the side of Loch Lomond at Firkin Point, the scene of various fatal accidents, the Sheriff disqualified the motorcyclist outright for 6 months and was very upset that the charge had been dropped from Dangerous Driving to careless driving.

Edinburgh JP Court
Client was charged with careless driving in Edinburgh after knocking a motorcyclist off his bike in the New Town. It was shown that there was fault on either side. She had 3 points placed on her licence as well as a fine.

Contact

Address

  • Euan Robertson Solicitors
    254 Clarkston Rd, Glasgow, G44 3EA

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  • Mon – Fri: 09:00am – 17:00pm

Need an expert Careless Driving Offence Lawyer?

With over 30 years of experience Euan can advise and represent you to obtain the best possible outcome. Depending upon the evidence in each individual case, he will assess with you the evidence and advise you whether you should be going to trial or tendering a plea of guilty.

Make the right choice and contact Scotland’s premier Road Traffic Lawyer. Aiming to get you the best possible result.

Talk to our experienced driving offence solicitor today

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Robertson for all the help and advice I received in Spring 2010.”
Mr Jim McAteer, Glasgow Justice of the Peace Court

We wish to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to yourself and your staff in assisting and handling our recent road traffic cases. You were extremely proficient, professional and helpful in providing assistance in relation to the cases. We were impressed by your honest approach, realistic assessments and sound execution at the court hearing. We would most certainly be considering/recommending your firm for future matters.
Mr John Kiltie, Managing Director JMK Groundcare Ltd, Edinburgh Justice of the Peace Court

I was on 9 points with another 6 points to come on. Euan managed to get one case dropped and the other Exceptional Hardship. I have kept my licence and am still driving! I can’t recommend Euan enough – fantastic work.
N. Stewart, Glasgow Justice of the Peace Court

I would like to say thanks for Mr Robertson’s help. I am a professional driver and this was an excellent outcome for a very serious offence.
Glasgow Justice of the Peace matter

On my recent dealings with you I would not hesitate to recommend you. If I needed you in the future I would call on you again. Thanking you for help I have received from you over the last few months.
G. Kerr

I have been using Euan Robertson Solicitors for the last few years and have found their service and professionalism second to none and will be using their legal services on an ongoing basis.
Mr Tony Lindsay, Blindspot Ltd.Glasgow Sheriff Court

Euan’s skill testifies to a certain dexterity in Scottish road traffic law. Thanks again for all you did.
Mr John Doherty, Eng Tech LCGI MCIPHE RP, Glasgow Justice of the Peace Court

I was very satisfied with the competence and professionalism from the start to the finish, and I would be happy to recommend your services to anyone.
Mr Derek Bennett, Ayr Justice of the Peace Court

I was very happy with the result and services which were professional, efficient and sympathetic. I would highly recommend your services.
Mr Martin Docherty, Glasgow Justice of the Peace Court

Myself, my family and Shaun would like to thank Mr. Euan Robertson Solicitors for the fantastic help my son Shaun Convery received over the past twelve months in dealing with a very complex and very serious road traffic offence that my son found himself charged with. My family cannot thank Mr. Robertson enough for the way Shaun’s case was represented and the outcome of the case, due to the tireless work carried out by Mr. Robertson and his associates. Many thanks.
Mr John Convery, Director Paisley Autocare

Euan, just a short note to thank you for your support on my recent driving offence case. Having unfortunately been through something similar last year, the level of support you gave me compared to the other organisation I used last year was significantly better. Your approach, understanding and communication was excellent and I never felt I was bothering you, even with the silliest of questions! Also, on the trial day, the way you made me feel at ease but kept very focused on the end result was excellent! I will certainly be recommending you to anyone who unfortunately needs similar support as I did. Thanks again!
Gavin Speirs, Glasgow Justice of the Peace Court

I would like to convey my thanks to Mr Euan Robertson and his staff for the invaluable help and assistance I recently received. I was extremely satisfied with Mr Robertson’s very competent and professional representation on my behalf and the subsequent outcome of the road traffic offence, and I would have no hesitation in recommending his legal services.
Mr A M Mackay

Great professional advice and help from Euan. As it happened I didn’t need to go to court, so the lobbying behind the scenes was obviously fantastic! I would have no hesitation in recommending Euan, his whole approach is honest, upfront and he clearly gets results.
Frank McDaniel

Euan conducts his business with the quiet confidence of a man who is on top of his game. He is clearly expert in all aspects of motoring law and enjoys the benefits accruing from significant experience and relevant personal contacts within the Scottish legal system. I would therefore not hesitate to recommend Euan to anyone requiring professional legal assistance.
P. Cheshire