Ms T pleaded guilty to driving at 100mph in a 70mph limit. She was facing the possibility of a short disqualification. She had 3 points on her licence already when she contacted us.
She needed to avoid a ban as she had started her own business in July 2005. She is a self employed nutritionist and works with clients at a clinic and at their homes. If she could not offer the flexibility of visiting clients at home she was concerned that her new business would not succeed. As this was a new business, she had not made any real financial profit and the extra cost of public transport would add further financial strain to her new business. She also volunteered at Battersea Dogs Home and due to the distance; this would not be possible without her car.
We advised on mitigation and after representation her licence was endorsed with 5 points and she was fined £100.