Exceptional Hardship Successful for Lighting Engineer
Jaden Miller attended Mansfield Magistrates’ Court this week with Steve Williams, Senior Solicitor of law firm Forrest Williams, to answer his speeding charge.
Unfortunately, Jaden’s speeding charge – 49mph in a 40mph limit – was made much more serious by the fact that, at the time of the offence, he had 9 points on his driving licence.
Although 49mph in a 40mph would ordinarily be treated as a fixed penalty (i.e. 3 points and a £100 fine), when a person ‘tots up’ to 12 (or more) penalty points, they automatically fall to be disqualified from driving for a period of 6 months unless they can conduct a successful Exceptional Hardship application.
For Jaden, preparation of his case for court had centred on the fact that he works as a Lighting Engineer and has to travel across the whole of the UK, Ireland and France for business.
In addition, he is a married man with 2 children and is the breadwinner for his family. His wife, although working, has part time hours so could not meet the family’s total financial commitments on her wage alone.
Jaden also acts as the driver for his disabled mother, taking her shopping and to hospital appointments, etc.
Jaden worked closely with his case worker as they constructed the strongest possible application prior to the hearing.
Then, on the day of the hearing, Steve Williams advanced mitigation and conducted the Exceptional Hardship application with confidence, as is always the case given his 25+ years of experience within the legal sector.
Within moments, the decision was made: Exceptional Hardship successful!
Jaden thanked everyone involved in the preparation of his case and Steve particularly for his compelling advocacy within the court room.
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