using a phone to take photo while stationary in traffic

  Director Of Public Prosecutions v Barreto The High Court has today handed down a Judgement, which clarifies the offence of using a phone whilst driving.  The conclusion is that the offence is not committed unless it is proved beyond reasonable doubt (by the Prosecution) that the phone was being used for an ‘interactive telecommunication […]

  We Go Further To Win For Our Clients We are fortunate to employ many great solicitors & case progression officers in our team, but every once in a while, individual successes stand out. This is one such exceptional performance. Our star case progression officer Jason Rosser had 5 cases withdrawn before trial in just […]

Randox – An Explanation In January 2017 the Police opened an investigation into a company called Randox, a laboratory who used to test blood samples for the police in relation to drink and drug drive cases, as it was suspected that they had manipulated data in relation to approximately 450 cases. The investigation has steamrolled […]

mobile phone driving offences

Holding a Phone While Driving – Successful Defences In just one week, Robert Carnon, one of our specialist road traffic offence law case progression officers here at Patterson Law has successfully defended 6 x use of a phone while driving allegations, either by being dropped by the police, withdrawn by the Crown Prosecution Service or […]

IN THE CROWN COURT AT HARROW NADER ELDARF v THE QUEEN On Appeal from Willesden Magistrates’ Court ——————————- JUDGEMENT ——————————- 1. On Friday 21 September 2018 we allowed an appeal by Nader Eldarf against his conviction by Willesden Magistrates’ Court on 23.05.2018, for driving a motor vehicle while using an interactive communications device, namely a […]

David Beckham: NIP Not Received Within 14 Days Let’s talk about the David Beckham case, notices of intended prosecution and the 14 day rule. We had around five enquiries yesterday where people had read about the case and wanted to know if they could ‘get off’ a speeding allegation using the same defence. Let’s try […]

  Nothing in the following article is meant to suggest that as defence lawyers we do not want the Crown Prosecution Service and the police to have equality of arms in relation to prosecuting motoring offences. We want all lawyers involved in the criminal justice system, whether defence or prosecution, to have the time and […]