Caught Using a Mobile Phone Whilst Driving
8 victories in one day!
Possibly our best day ever at Patterson!!
8 Cases defended/points avoided/withdrawn in one day.
Senior Case Progression Officer Nikki Clarke defended a mobile phone case by getting it withdrawn by the CPS without the need for a trial. They agreed that they did not have a realistic chance of convicting our client.
Senior Case Progression Officer Nikki Clarke - Police station Investigation for driving without due - no further action agreed by police.
Case Progression Officer Hannah Groves - no insurance court case dropped - CPS agree insufficient evidence.
Case Progression Officer Hannah Groves - Successful Exceptional Hardship argument on a client that had reached 12 points in three years.
Case Progression Officer Hannah Groves - Ongoing court case for driving without due care and contravening traffic signs - where our client drove into the path of an oncoming off duty police officer - case withdrawn and client allowed to do the driver improvement course.
Senior Case Progression Officer Ria Pleass - Section 172 failed to name driver - withdrawn without trial after CPS agreed they did not have a realistic chance of winning at trial - trial was listed for 2 weeks time.
Senior Case Progression Officer Dominic Smith - due care and attention trial - client found not guilty after trial. Magistrates doubted the credibility of the purported victim under cross examination.
Case Progression Officer Alicia Payne - No insurance allegation. We helped our client avoid penalty points and he was given an absolute discharge meaning the conviction was spent imediately.
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Clarke v CPS 2013 EWHC 366 (Admin)
It's not easy to defend a speeding allegation and its becoming increasingly difficult with cases like this.
A new client came to us after being banned by the Magistrates for 6 months. He had accumulated 12 points within 3 years and the Magistrates court banned him for 6 months. The client tried to argue exceptional hardship on his own and the court rejected his argument.
Our client instructed us to represent him at court when he was charged with overloading a hired minibus. He had hired the minibus as he had his extended family visiting for a holiday. At the same time builders were refurbishing his house and asked him if he could help them collect some extra sand and cement. Our client agreed and they went with him to the DIY shop to collect the materials.