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Preparing for Guilty Plea
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Thank you for putting your trust in Scullion Road Traffic LAW. Accepting guilt is not always as straight forward as it seems. Our award winning team of determined, road traffic defence specialist lawyers, will do everything we can to protect your driver’s licence and get you the result you need. We have the confidence, experience, sophistication and expertise required to negotiate the best possible pleas with the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS).

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We understand that every case is ‘unique’ that is why we offer a ‘bespoke’ service which is tailored to your specific needs. We will communicate in a way that suits you and do everything we can to minimise the disruption to your life, from the situation you are in. By this point, we will have taken detailed notes at our initial meeting of your personal information including family circumstances, your job and income to help us confidently prepare your defence. These details will help us to demonstrate the consequences that more penalty points or a disqualification will have on your life.

 

The Court Hearing
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When attending court for your initial hearing, please arrive 15 minutes early and dress smartly to create a good impression. On arrival please check in at the main reception. You will then be advised what courtroom your case has been allocated to.

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Our PDF download provides an overview of the courtroom so you can understand the basic layout.

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In the majority of cases the court will declare that you are to be “ordained” which simply means that the court orders you to attend court on a set date. We will inform the court of your holidays and times you are unavailable at the start of proceedings but please be aware they cannot always accommodate us – most timings are in their hands and as you can imagine – every case is a priority for them. In more serious cases the court may wish to serve you with a ‘bail order’.

Deferred Sentences
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If sentence has been deferred for the ‘preparation of social work reports’ you must comply with the Social Work Department in the preparation of these reports. The social work department will arrange to have a personal meeting with you after which they will compile the report for the court. Please be as cooperative with them as possible.

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A proof is a more formal hearing similar to a trial where evidence is led by the defence to convince the court that special reasons relating to the commission of the offence which merit the driving licence not being endorsed with penalty points or that exceptional hardship would result if disqualification was imposed.

Contact us

Email: info@scullionlaw.com

130 Saltmarket
Glasgow
G1 5LB
01413742121

105 Cadzow St
Hamilton
ML3 6HG
01698283265

730 Dumbarton Road
Glasgow
G11 6RD
01414139076

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