Taking and Driving Away a Motor Vehicle Offence Lawyer

Do you require an expert Taking and Driving Away a Motor Vehicle Offence Lawyer? A normal example of “taking and driving away“ without the owners consent is a teenager taking his parents car for a drive.

The other normal one where a S178 Road Traffic Act is charged is where someone is carried in a stolen vehicle.

Taking a Vehicle without Authority in Scotland: the Law

Road Traffic Act 1988 Section 178: Road Traffic Act 1988 Section 178: Taking a Vehicle without Authority

A person who is charged with taking and and driving away a vehicle without having either the consent of the owner or other lawful authority, or knowing that a vehicle has been taken in such a way, drives it or allows himself to be carried in or on it without such consent or authority, is guilty of an offence.

Unless a court is satisfied that the accused acted in the reasonable belief that he had lawful authority, or in the reasonable belief that the owner would, in the circumstances of the case, have given consent if he had been asked for it, the accused shall be liable to be convicted of the offence of “taking and driving a motor vehicle”.

A person who falls foul of S178 Road Traffic Act 1988 otherwise known as “taking and driving away a motor vehicle” has the defence open to him that he was not aware that the driver of the vehicle had not given permission for the vehicle to be used.

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Need an expert Taking and Driving Away a Motor Vehicle 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.

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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

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

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 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

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

Euan’s skill testifies to a certain dexterity in Scottish road traffic law. Thanks again for all you did.
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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