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Speeding Solicitors Avoid Ban in Mansfield Magistrates Court

Speeding Solicitors Avoid Ban in Mansfield Magistrates Court

In Mansfield Magistrates’ Court today, Delia Kingston managed to avoid a disqualification for her speeding offence. She was delighted about this result.

After listening to her mitigating circumstances as presented by Steve Williams, Senior Partner of Forrest Williams, the decision of the bench was to award 6 penalty points, something Delia could live with as she had a clean driving licence at the time of the speeding offence.

Delia, who has held her driving licence for almost 30 years, explained to her case worker that it was important she try to avoid a disqualification, however limited in length, as she needed to be able to drive to do her job.

Her management role, she told Forrest Williams, involved her travelling between 9 factories, all in different locations not easily accessible by public transport.

In addition, her unsociable – and unpredictable – hours of work would also have made the use of public transport very difficult, if not impossible, even in the short term.

Delia had written a letter of remorse for her court appearance and had also brought to the hearing several character reference letters. She told her case worker after the hearing that one of the things she had most valued about the bespoke services offered by Forrest Williams was the proof reading of her draft letters and feedback which ensured that each of her letters was appropriate for the court’s formal setting in layout, tone and content.

Delia thanked everyone at Forrest Williams for the support she had received before and during her court hearing.  She added that she would not hesitate to recommend our services to anyone charged with a motoring offence and worried about their forthcoming court date.    

If you have been charged with a speeding offence, call our expert team now on 01623 397200 for a 30 minute consultation to discuss your case.

Speeding Penalties: 112mph in a 70mph Zone

At Derby Magistrates’ Court this week, Rachel Lundgren was relieved to be told by the court that she was about to be disqualified from driving for 28 days.


Although this might sound strange, for Rachel it was her desired outcome and the sentence that Forrest Williams had been conscientiously working towards as they prepared her case.


Although Rachel had a clean licence at the time of her speeding offence (112mph in a 70mph zone), she made her case worker aware that whilst waiting for the summons to come through she had committed two further motoring offences – using a mobile phone and driving through a red light.


Each of the most recent offences carries 3 points, which meant that, shortly after the court date for her speeding offence, Rachel would be facing a total of 6 penalty points being endorsed to her licence. Forrest Williams made Rachel aware that, should she be given 6 points for her speeding offence, a further 6 points would mean she faced a 6 month disqualification under the ‘totting up’ provisions if she could not conduct a successful Exceptional Hardship application.


In order to try and avoid this scenario, Rachel’s case worker prepared a detailed statement for court, and suggested other documents that could help with the barrister’s mitigation on the day of the hearing.


Rachel accepts that she had been running late for a business meeting on the date in question, and apologised to the court for speeding. She told Forrest Williams that she has learned from this experience and will be more mindful of abiding by the law in future. She said she feels that obtaining her desired outcome in court was only possible due to the professional preparation and presentation of her case in court by Forrest Williams, and thanked her case worker and all involved for their support and assistance.


If you have been charged with speeding, call our expert team now for a free 30 minute consultation to discuss your case on 01623 397200.

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