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Michael Robinson Motoring Law Expert at Emmersons Solicitors has once again helped a local business owner to keep her driving licence despite her having fallen foul of the draconian totting provisions, whereby one is usually disqualified for accruing twelve penalty points over a course of three years. That could arise simply from accidentally driving at 34 miles per hour in a 30 zone slightly more frequently than once per year.
The lady in question was quote a fee of five thousand pounds by another firm, who are not known for criminal law or seen regularly in the motoring court. She was suspicious when she heard how low our fee was and initially she mistakenly took this to mean that we would not be as qualified to deal with her case as this other firm. After speaking with us about her case however, she realised that we are indeed specialists in the field and instructed us.
At a second appointment at one of our offices, she explained that she was a single mother of two children who both have a number of activities that she needs to take them to, while living away from good public transport routes and also ran her own extremely busy company, for which it was also necessary for her to drive.
We made a very strong application and the Magistrates accepted that this was one of the cases where an exception could be made to the rule that one should be disqualified for accruing twelve penalty points over a course of three years. Not only can she continue to run her business and provide for her family but she has saved several thousand pounds which she almost wasted instructing someone who is not an expert in such matters. We can honestly state that is the outcome in the vast majority of such cases in which clients have been represented by Michael.
Author: Jacqueline Emmerson