Allegations of careless or inconsiderate driving can cover a multitude of different forms of driving such as:
This is not an exhaustive list of what can constitute careless driving but illustrates the situations that can arise from time to time. It is important to remember that if you are charged with careless driving it is only an allegation. The allegation rarely includes your version of events and it is important that if your position is put before the court by experienced court lawyers. That is exactly the service we provide. Call our criminal defence lawyers on 0141 4298 166 or complete our online contact form to arrange an appointment with the team.
The court has a discretionary power to disqualify the more serious examples of careless driving. Usually, however, the penalty is 3-9 points with a fine. Your licence is at risk if you are charged with careless driving. It is therefore important that you get expert representation at court.
In a recent case, an LB client was charged with careless driving by driving down a one-way street in the wrong direction. He explained to the police that he had not realised his mistake due to following his sat nav. Although that alone would not be enough to get him acquitted this was accepted as a true reflection of the position. Our solicitor visited the road in question and noticed there were no signs to indicate that the entry point of the street in question was a one-way street! Therefore, when viewed objectively there was nothing careless or inconsiderate in his driving in the circumstances and he was duly acquitted at court after trial.
Remember, there are no ‘loopholes,’ there are no ‘technicalities’ there are only experienced court lawyers who know the law. That is the service provided by Livingstone Brown. Contact our criminal defence lawyers in Glasgow today on 0141 429 8166 or by completing our online contact form.
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