Special Reasons

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       Do I have a defence of ’special reasons’?

There are certain circumstances where the court may use its discretion to find that due ‘special reasons’ they will opt to not award penalty points, fine or disqualify.  This can apply to any type of driving offence and although you remain guilty of the conduct alleged, the court can opt to not punish you.  

As one of the most prominent motor offence lawyers working in Ipswich, Colchester, Chelmsford, Bury St. Edmunds and Norwich magistrates’ courts, Marcus Croskell can assess the circumstances of your case and help you present a defence of ‘special reasons’ where applicable.

For instance, if you have been drinking and are over the legal limit, there may be a defence of special reasons if you only intended to move a vehicle from the road to the drive way.  Another common reason relied upon is that there was an emergency and the driver was taking an ill person to A & E requiring them to speed.  The magistrates will consider each matter on a case by case basis to see whether it meets the required threshold of necessity.  However, your chances of success are greatly increased if you have an experienced and knowledgeable motor offence lawyer to advise you and ensure you have the right evidence to present to the court.

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Specialist traffic lawyer Marcus Croskell can help by providing you with an assessment your chances of succeeding when arguing special reasons and where necessary, assist at every stage of your preparation for the court hearing where you will have to give evidence to the magistrates.  If you would like any assistance or advice about ’special reasons’,  contact Marcus Croskell for an initial FREE legal enquiry by EMAIL HERE or on 0843 886 2603 quoting reference: marcuscroskell.com.