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Have you been charged with using a mobile phone whilst driving or any other motoring offence in Scotland? Our road traffic lawyers can provide you with the advice and representation you need.

Driving whilst using a mobile phone Law in Scotland

Driving while using a mobile phone is a common road traffic offence. If you have been charged with driving while on the phone or driving while texting, we can help you. Road traffic lawyers deal with these cases regularly, particularly because there may be a discrepancy around what constitutes ‘use’ of a mobile phone. Evidential issues also arise frequently in mobile phone driving cases. Therefore, there is often a large scope for road traffic lawyers to defend these cases.

Road Traffic Law Scotland

If the mobile was being used as a hands-free device at the time of the call, if the vehicle was stationary, or if the call was an emergency phone call there may be a basis to defend a charge of using a phone while driving.

If you have been caught driving whilst using a mobile phone in Scotland the standard criminal sanction is a £60 fine and three penalty points. If you already have nine penalty points this may result in disqualification from driving. The fine may increase to up to £1000 if you do not accept the fixed charge. Therefore, it is really important that you seek legal advice as soon as possible so that a legal defence may be constructed, and any relevant facts are investigated. Our experienced road traffic solicitors can provide you with expert advice on the potential actions you may take, including defending a motoring offence.

Road Traffic Lawyers Edinburgh

Thorley Stephenson understands the importance of protecting your licence and the impact that prosecution in this area may have upon you and your family.  Based in Edinburgh, we can represent you in any criminal court in Scotland.

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Thorley Stephenson SSC’s motoring defence solicitors aim to provide clients with the best possible legal advice and representation for them on all types of road traffic law matters. Please contact us today on 01315569599 to speak to one of our solicitors.

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