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Section 143 of the Road Traffic Act requires the driver of a vehicle to have an insurance policy in place in respect of third party risks. Driving without insurance carries an endorsement range of 6-8 penalty points as well as discretionary disqualification. Often these cases are proceeding by way of a fixed penalty notice with the offer of 6 penalty points and £300 fine. 

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This is the minimum penalty under the law and this should be borne in mind – if you do not accept the fixed penalty notice there is the possibility the court will impose an increased penalty or disqualification.

There is a statutory defence for persons using vehicles in the course of their employment and it is possible for the court to decide that ‘special reasons’ exist for not endorsing the licence. It is not a defence, however, to claim you ‘thought’ you were insured. The circumstances must be sufficiently mitigating to be persuasive.

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We offer a fixed fee (subject to terms and conditions) in relation to road traffic prosecutions.

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Criminal Defence FAQs

If you are arrested or detained for a crime in Scotland, the police must inform you of your rights, such as the right to legal representation. You will be taken to a police station, where you may be detained for up to 12 hours without charge. After this time, you must either be charged or released, or the period extended. If charged, you may be held in custody for up to 24 hours before being brought before a court. The court will then decide whether to grant bail or remand you in custody until your trial.

Yes, in Scotland, being released on an undertaking is similar to being released on bail. Undertakings can be issued to individuals who have been arrested or charged, specifying a date and time to appear in court. A bail undertaking typically involves being charged with a crime and then released with a promise to attend a hearing. Both bail and undertakings come with certain conditions that must be met, such as attending all court dates and not committing any further offences. However, breaching bail or undertaking conditions can lead to prosecution and a prison sentence of up to twelve months.

Yes, if you are in police custody in Scotland, you have the right to free legal advice from a solicitor. This advice is available over the phone or at the police station. You should be informed about this right before being questioned, and the police must wait for the solicitor to arrive before questioning begins. However, if you do not want a solicitor present during questioning, you can waive this right, although it is not recommended. If you are under 18 or a vulnerable adult, you must have a solicitor present during questioning.

If your case goes to court, the Procurator Fiscal will decide which court it will be heard in. The court will review the evidence and then make a decision based on the facts of the case and the relevant law. If you are found guilty, you may face penalties such as fines, community service, or imprisonment. If you are found not guilty, you will be acquitted of the charges, and your case will be closed. It is important to seek legal advice and representation if you are facing criminal charges in Scotland.