New driver avoids revocation after crown court appeal. Appeal against sentence successful, penalty points reduced by the Judge from 6 to 5 for driving 57 miles per hour in a 30 mph limit.
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Penalty points reduced from 12 to 6 at a Crown Court appeal after being previously disqualified for six months without representation in the magistrates court. Judge agreed that the offences occurred on the same occasion and the risk of totting ban removed altogether, no need for an exceptional hardship argument
Application to lift your disqualification early – Keyworkers may be given priority hearings Are you or someone you know a Keyworker who has been disqualified from driving for more than 2 years? Are you desperate to get your driving licence back to do your part during the Coronavirus crisis? Call us for FREE legal […]
COVID-19 and the impact on Driving Licence Medical Revocation As all aspects of life are changing our driving licence become more vital than ever before, especially for the most vulnerable / at risk. Our car becomes our bubble of protection when we need to go out for essential supplies and legitimate reasons, for example […]
Covid-19, Alcohol Based Hand Sanitisers and Drink Driving Cases Alcohol based hand sanitisers can affect drink driving breath and blood tests. We have recently been dealing with an enquiry where the level of alcohol knowingly consumed could not have generated the reading that was generated during a breathalyser test. Clearly there are three possible […]
Have you been denied the opportunity to do a speed awareness course / driver improvement course / drink driver rehabilitation course as a result of the Coronavirus? We are receiving multiple emails / phone calls every day in relation to people who would have been offered the opportunity to do a speed awareness course […]
Auto Brewery Syndrome What is it? Auto Brewery Syndrome (ABS) is a rare medical condition where alcohol can be produced through fermentation within the stomach or bladder. If a person has the condition it means that if they eat a certain variety of foods containing cereals and bacteria, such yeast and yoghurt, it can […]
Ryan Butler successfully persuades the Crown Prosecution Service to drop mobile phone allegation within a week of Patterson law making representations behind the scenes. No need for a trial. Defendants costs order awarded in favour of client allowing us to recover his reasonable legal expenses
Judge compliments self representing defendant after we gave free initial advice on how to prepare their mitigation for the sentencing hearing. Wonderful feedback from the client and the Judge stated that it was “refreshing” to hear such well prepared mitigation from a layperson.