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Rolls Royce of speed guns found to have a fatal flaw

October 1, 2008 0 0

Oct 1 2008 by Ben Rossington, Liverpool Echo A MERSEYSIDE businessman’s court victory could pave the way for hundreds of challenges to speeding convictions. A judge acquitted BT director Colin Mattey of speeding after it was found a handheld speed gun used by police had not had all the necessary Home Office checks. When the…

Warning against dodging tickets after Blackburn case

September 29, 2008 0 0

A TOP lawyer has warned motorists who may be tempted to illegally dodge speeding tickets, following the conviction of 12 people in Blackburn. Abdul Musa, 48, admitted running a scam where he charged up to £500 to take the blame for other people’s speeding tickets. He admitted perverting the course of justice and 11 others…

Drivers on phone face insurance hike

June 20, 2008 0 0

DRIVERS caught using their mobiles face a huge hike in car insurance bills. Top insurance companies may slap a 30 per cent loading on motorists convicted of what they say amounts to dangerous driving. Many insurers said they beefed-up their policies after penalties for the offence were increased in February. The original £30 fine was…

Miss Justice the “Good Samaritan” in Canadian Speeding Case

April 11, 2008 0 0

Nicholas Pappas, a Canadian motorist sent a speculative email to senior partner, Jeanette Miller aka Miss Justice, asking her for her help with defending his own case in the Canadian courts. Jeanette came to his assistance (without charge) and her involvement eventually saved the day! Whilst our legal systems differ, there are many similarities between…

Drug Driving Arrests Set To Increase

February 7, 2008 0 0

Motorists could face roadside drug tests under plans to reduce the number of drivers getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. Police could be using a device within the next two years to detect illegal substances in saliva. With random breath tests for alcohol already being considered by the Government, spot checks for illegal substances could…

Speeding police get off

December 10, 2007 0 0

By Martin Shankleman BBC News Roadside camera photographs of South Yorkshire Police officers caught speeding, but who later had their cases dropped, have been obtained by the BBC. The pictures were released after South Yorkshire’s chief constable, Meredydd Hughes, was banned from driving for speeding at 90mph in a 60mph zone. Those in cars caught…

Kent Police Suspend Speed Gun Patrols

October 10, 2007 0 0

Police are reviewing their use of laser speed guns in south Kent after a court case where it was found an officer had failed to set up the device properly. The gadgets have been out of service while the countys force ensures they are operated correctly. Police chiefs have ordered there should be no more…

Fail to furnish penalty to increase

September 24, 2007 0 0

The offence of failing to furnish information pursuant to s.172 of the Road Traffic Act 1998 will attract increased penalty points for offences committed on or after 24 September 2007. Whilst arguably open to interpretation, the offence of failing to furnish information is committed 28 days after a driver has received a valid notice of…

Pepipoo PACE statement defence quashed by ECHR

June 29, 2007 0 0

It came as no surprise that the European Court decided against the premise that the requirement to respond to a Notice of Intended Prosecution and section 172 request for a driver’s details did not breach an individual’s human rights. In particular, the rights to silence and against self-incrimination. We have been aware of this argument…

Association of Motor Offence Lawyers is launched

May 8, 2007 0 0

Jeanette Miller , Senior and Managing Partner of eminent Manchester law firm, Geoffrey Miller Solicitors – one of the UK’s only motor offence law specialists – has established a new independent regulatory body for lawyers practising in the field of motor offence law. The non-profit organisation known as AMOL (Association of Motor Offence Lawyers) will…

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