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Place: Leicester Magistrates Court

Offence: Speeding

Defence: Mitigation

Carl Millar was instructed by Mr H, who was travelling at twice the speed limit, at 63mph in a 30mph speed restriction area. Mr H was very concerned about being disqualified. The Magistrates Court Sentencing Guidelines suggest a period of disqualification of up to 56 days where the speed is between 51-60mph. Mr H was literally off the scales and therefore was concerned.

Powerful mitigation was presented at Court and the Magistrates accepted the argument and imposed 6 penalty points instead of a period of disqualification.

It was advanced on Mr H’s behalf that he appreciated that the speed he was travelling at was unacceptable. However, any period of disqualification would have been disastrous to him, his business and his family.


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