Speeding

Do you require an expert Speeding Offence Lawyer? If you have been charged with speeding then we can investigate the street signage, visibility and other technical requirements needed for a prosecution to be successful.

Drink Driving in Scotland: the Law

Speed restrictions are determined by the nature of the road – A class, motorway etc and whether or not it is in a built-up area. All other speed restrictions, such as those due to road works, schools etc. must be backed up by local by-law. The accuracy and reliability of devices, such as speed cameras, can also be challenged at trial; the police must prove that the device is working properly. If you are facing disqualification under the totting up procedure, we may be able to argue exceptional hardship to avoid or minimize penalty. One such case recently, saw the client facing disqualification for 6 months; instead he was disqualified for 1 month and received a fine.ON another occasion the client was charged with travelling at 114mph and we were able to persuade the court to not disqualify.
Speeding in Scotland: the Law

Road Traffic Regulation Act Sections 14 & 16: Exceeding Speed Limit

IT is the most common road traffic offence. The offences carry with it a minimum endorsement of 3 penalty points and a fine. If you go to court the fine and endorsement can be higher.

If an offence is being prosecuted in any court a period of disqualification can be imposed. If you are caught driving on the motorway at a speed in excess of 100mph then you will normally be looking at a period of disqualification.Although on occassion you can if you are properly prepared persuade the court to be sympathetic and impose points and not a disqualification.

If a driver receives more than 12 points on his licence within a period of 3 years he will be disqualified under the totting up procedure unless special reasons or exceptional hardship can be argued.

How We Can Help

Scotland

Client was charged with speeding on the M74 at a speed of 93 mph. He was subject to the totting up provisions. The Crown were unable to prove the case against him and the matter ended. He retained his licence and his job.

Dunfermline JP Court

Client was charged with speeding on the M9 by doing 98 mph. The client was a self employed businessman. His licence was essential to his business. He pled guilty and the Court imposed 4 penalty points and a £280 fine.

Edinburgh JP Court

Client was charged with speeding at 41 mph in a 30 mph zone. He was a lorry driver to trade. He wished to plead guilty and an exceptional hardship proof was fixed.

Stonehaven JP Court

The client was charged with driving at 81 mph in a 70 mph zone. He was subject to totting up if convicted. Client’s case was dismissed because it was discovered that there was a procedural error on the part of the Crown.

Glasgow JP Court

A business man, alleged to have been speeding on Glasgow Road, Rutherglen, was caught by a LTI20/20 speed detection camera. He was allegedly doing 41mph. The client, if convicted, would have been subject to a disqualification under the totting up procedure. The police evidence was shown to be insufficient to prove the speed, so the client was acquitted.

Stirling JP Court

Client charged with speeding at 42 mph in a 30 mph zone. Client was found not guilty after trial.

Stonehaven JP Court

Client pled guilty for speeding at 70 mph in a 50 mph zone on the A90. The client wished to tender a plea of guilty to the speed charge. He had 9 points on his licence and was subject to 6 months disqualification under the totting up provisions. We successfully argued Exceptional Hardship should apply as the client had just started a new business. He had 2 part time employees together with supporting himself and his wife. Exceptional Hardship was found to be made out and the client was able to retain his licence.

Kilmarnock

Client was charged with speeding on the A71. He was allegedly caught speeding at 82 mph in a 50 mph zone. The client disputed the speed in this case. The Crown were unable to prove the case as they did not have sufficient evidence to confirm the accuracy of the Unipar device used to measure the client’s speed. Accordingly the client was found not guilty.

Pamela Todd
Pamela Todd
2022-05-31
Euan came highly recommended and did not disappoint, at all times the service was professional and efficient, he is a highly skilled lawyer with a clear focus and attention to detail and gets the job done, I can’t thank him enough. Jan was a pleasure to deal with always fantastic and very helpful such an asset, I will be ever grateful to you both
Dan Toomey
Dan Toomey
2022-03-15
Great service lovely people
Charles Clark
Charles Clark
2022-03-12
Great result dangerous driving (wheelying) down to careless with no ban great service always prompt and professional through out.
Jamie Mckinlay
Jamie Mckinlay
2022-03-10
Euan was first class in dealing with my driving case. Very professional service and would highly recommend. Thanks again!
John Allan
John Allan
2022-03-09
Euan is a remarkable and outstanding lawyer he has been a total life saver for myself and family can't thank you enough for all your hard work And jan is a delight to talk very professionally done Best lawyer is the country by far Thank you so much for your time and patience
Ninos Mckay
Ninos Mckay
2021-10-15
What can I say, Euan and his staff have been fantastic from start to finish on what has been an extremely stressful period of my life. Extremely professional and another case to add to their name whereby the right verdict was reached when I thought all hope was lost. I can't recommend highly enough and would have no hesitation using Euan again although hopefully not anytime soon. Thanks again guys for providing professional support over the last 2 challenging years.
Alex Sloman
Alex Sloman
2021-08-12
Having had the misfortune to have been charged with a motoring offence, I was recommended Euan Robertson as a solicitor who would be able to assist. from the moment I spoke with Euan to having my case completely discharged, I found him to be professional, matter of fact and certainly put me at ease whilst I was going through this experience. Could not rate his service high enough.
Mateusz Frąckowiak
Mateusz Frąckowiak
2020-11-07
I would highly recommend Keepmylicence team. They were super helpful and professional, and more importantly were able to deliver on the best outcome. I can't thank Mr Euan Robertson enough for all his help. Brilliant lawyer very re assuring. Excellent service, 5 stars.
Mark Forrest
Mark Forrest
2020-09-10
Great expertise in explaining the legal processes in an understandable way and dealing with matters for a very satisfactory outcome. Clearly has excellent knowledge in this type of legislation. I would recommend Mr Robertson and his staff to others needing similar advice or representation.
Stuart Ross
Stuart Ross
2020-01-04
Need an expert driving offence solicitor?

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.