If you have been charged with speeding, our solicitors can help. Speeding penalties can range from a fixed fine of £100 and three points on your licence, to a fine of £2,500 and up to six penalty points for the most serious offences. It is possible to challenge a speeding charge, and our specialist solicitors will set out all of your options for you clearly. The right legal representation in a road traffic offence can make all the difference to the outcome. We understand that you might depend on driving for work or childcare, and as a result, we will fight for your best interests.
Here, we have answered three of the most commonly asked questions about speeding offences in Scotland:
- Will I have to go to court for a speeding offence?
- Can I get a driving ban for speeding?
- How does the court decide the penalty for speeding?
Speeding offences are dealt with in two ways - either by a fixed penalty or court procedure. How your case is dealt with will generally depend on your driving history. If you receive a fixed penalty, you will receive a £100 fine and three points on your driving licence. If you have more than nine points on your licence, your case will be dealt with by court procedure under ‘totting-up’.
If you have accrued more than twelve penalty points within three years, you will likely be given a six-month driving ban. Where your speeding was excessive, you may be subject to a discretionary ban. You may also be prosecuted for dangerous driving if you were caught driving grossly over the speed limit. If convicted, you can face a driving disqualification for a minimum of twelve months.
Please remember that new drivers (those who are within two years of passing their driving test), will lose their licence should they accrue six or more penalty points.
If you are found guilty of speeding or dangerous driving, the court will use several factors to decide on the penalty. The court will consider how fast you were driving in relation to the speed limit on the road you were travelling. Where you were driving at a speed grossly over the limit and were charged with dangerous driving, the court will also take into account your proximity to pedestrians and the driving conditions.
If you have been charged with speeding, there is no time to delay. Get in touch with our experienced team today to discuss your options for defence.
Contact Davidson & Shirley Speeding Road Traffic Defence Lawyers in Lanark, Hamilton, Motherwell & Strathaven, Scotland
Contact our team right away if you have been charged with a speeding offence. Our experienced speeding defence lawyers will respond quickly, treating your case with discretion and professionalism. At Davidson & Shirley, we provide a robust defence, but the earlier you get in contact with us, the more opportunities we have to secure a positive outcome. Call us today on 01555 662576 or complete our online enquiry form and one of our lawyers will get back to you right away.