We are delighted to confirm the result of a hearing at the Magistrates Court this week which resulted in an acquittal to a mobile phone prosecution.
Our client was summonsed in relation to using a mobile phone whilst driving. He was stationary in traffic on the day the penalties were increased to a £200 fine and 6 points. A police officer detained our client and accused him of using his mobile phone whilst driving. This can happen even whilst you are stationery in traffic. Our client had merely picked up the phone and rejected a call and then put the phone back down. There was a disagreement at the side of the road over what had happened and our client was summonsed to attend Court. At the proceedings, we were able to persuade the prosecution their case was hopeless as our client was not using the mobile phone or handheld device as alleged. They agreed that they had no prospect of a successful conviction, and offered no evidence. Our client was awarded a contribution towards his legal costs by the Court.
The consequences of receiving 6 penalty points on your driving licence can be fatal if you already have 6 points or more. A conviction for this client could have led to a driving ban of at least 6 months. If you have a similar problem, and require advice or assistance in relation to any driving matter, please contact us on 01277 221010. We have a wealth of experience and lawyers who are ready to fight your corner.