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Criminal Law news & updates from Martin, Johnstone & Socha's expert criminal defence solicitors.

Attitudes to Road Safety Measures

The Department for Transport has recently given an insight into the attitude of members of the public towards transport-related issues in Britain, as revealed in the British Social Attitudes Survey 2016.

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Tougher Penalties for Illegal Mobile Phone Use

New research by the RAC has found that the illegal use of handheld mobile phones by motorists has reached “epidemic proportions”.

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Many Drivers Risk Using a Smartphone While Driving

More than half of drivers in the 25 – 34 age-group are risking getting charged with motoring offences for texting, using apps or going online on their mobiles when they are behind the wheel, according to a new study by road safety charity Brake.

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Police Target Driver Behaviour on the A90

Police Scotland recently conducted a major operation on the A90 between Edinburgh and Fraserburgh in an attempt to influence driver behaviour on the busy route.

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Lowering Scotland Drink Driving Has No Effect on Criminal Offences

According to the recent statistics lowering the drink driving limit in Scotland has had a minimal effect on the number of criminal offences. 

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Man Charged Over Near Miss on A9

A man has been charged following a “near miss” being caught on camera on the A9.

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27% Decrease in Drink Driving in Scotland

 

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Man Claims Miscarriage of Justice After Two Staged Accidents To Murder Wives

Malcolm Webster, who murdered his first wife by staging a car accident and attempted to murder his second wife in the same way, is further appealing his life sentence claiming that he is the victim of a miscarriage of justice.

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Scottish Drivers Committing More Than 40 Serious Offences Per Day

New figures reveal Scottish motorists are suspected of committing 40 or more serious road traffic offences each day.

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Provisional licence holder banned after car crash

A Hamilton man has been banned from driving after being involved in a car crash at a time when he did not hold a full driving licence, reports the BBC.

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Dundee man’s car clamped for non-payment of fine

Last week a Dundee man became the first in the city to have his car clamped for non-payment of a fine, according to Scottish Court Services (SCS).

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Uninsured and unlicensed drivers targeted

Nearly two hundred drivers were caught last week in a Police Scotland initiative targeting unlicensed and uninsured drivers. As part of the initiative, the police used powers under Section 165A of The Road Traffic Act 1988, which allows them to seize the vehicles of motorists caught driving without insurance or a licence.

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