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A Score Draw?
Or karma? Why would one represent oneself instead of using the lawyer who represented one in a previous road traffic matter?
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I have been in this kinda situation
Two old men 70 and 77 were accused by a man in plain clothes saying he was a policeman of having damaged an unmarked police car
we hadnt - damaged it
he thought we had ( and hadnt er checked)
and the two criminals ( aged 70 and 77) were dragged off to a police station. oh lardy dah, it was all because there was a blank drug bust a few doors down and they were all feeling poosed off and saw us.....
I doubt a lawyer would have helped.
She would have to have shown that a driving disqualification would subject her or others to "exceptional hardship." I doubt a court would see jeopardising an Olympic place as "hardship" at all, let alone "exceptionsal". She mentioned "inconvenience", which is not enough. Driving bans are meant to impose inconvenience.
On the plus side, the 29 points she had accumulated will revert to zero when her ban is over.
And she has been punished within the limits of the law.
I don't want to be policed by officers who give false evidence.
You say that she lied. You don't know that. 3 people drive my car, often my wife and I share the driving on a long journey. There are many trips where I could not say with certainty who was driving at the time of an offence.
"And she lied when she said she did not know who was driving the car that had committed a traffic offence."
She has not said that at all. She simply didn’t respond to the requests. I won’t bore you with the law but she can take advantage of a “statutory defence” if she did not know and could not, having exercised “reasonable diligence”, find out. And no, it’s not just a case of turning up and saying “Dunno who was driving, guv” (but once again I won’t bore you with the details).
And can give you chapter and verse on the particular law (Section 172 of the Road Traffic Act) if you want as it’s something I have an in-depth knowledge of (including the statute itself and case law). But not in this thread. Raise a question in "Law" and I'll respond.
"The true punishment will be her insurance premium at the end of the ban."
Indeed barry. One endorsement (which is code MS90) for "failing to provide driver’s details" will usually see premiums at least double in the first year. I shudder to think what three would do and would not be surprised if many insurers simply refused to quote.