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Mobile Phone

You are not allowed to drive a vehicle using  a mobile phone. Use of a mobile phone is not restricted to making a call but can be performing some sort of interactive function such as receiving a call, sending or receiving a text, surfing the internet etc.

It is not a defence that the vehicle was stationary at a set of lights or traffic. You will still to deemed to be driving even though your vehicle may not be in motion.

The penalty for using a mobile phone while driving has been increased from 3 to  6 penalty points and fine of up to £2,500.

Given the increase in penalties which are available it is important that you seek legal advice following a charge of driving while using a mobile phone. We can provide representation for defending a charge of driving while using a mobile phone or mitigating the consequences following a conviction.

Using a vehicle while in a dangerous condition

You will be charged with using a vehicle in a dangerous condition if you use, cause or allow another to use a motor vehicle when use of the motor vehicle if it is in such a condition that it involves a danger to any person.

This is a type of offence that may be aggravated by the particular circumstances. The more danger that is likely to have been present, the more serious the court will look at anyone that may have committed this offence.

The penalties that may be involved would be potentially a disqualification or an endorsement of your licence.

We can help you by defending you in face of any criminal charges.  This would include investigating matters for any applicable defences, liaising with the authorities and representing you in court.  We can also try to maintain your license even in the face of a potential totting up disqualification if you have 12 penalty points on your license.

 Obtaining licence, or driving, while disqualified                

You will be charged with an offence if you obtain a licence, or drive while disqualified.

This type of offence will likely be aggravated by how long you have been driving while disqualified, the amount of time and extent of the period while driving while disqualified.

If you are convicted of driving or obtaining a license while disqualified, ultimately the sentenced involved could be a jail sentence.

We can help you by defending you in face of any criminal charges.  This would include investigating matters for any applicable defences, liaising with the authorities and representing you in court.

Contact Jackson Boyd’s Personal Injury Lawyers in Glasgow & Edinburgh

To discuss your claim with us, contact Jackson Boyd today. You are always guaranteed to speak to someone with knowledge and understanding of what you are going through, and someone with experience of dealing with cases just like yours.

For a free consultation, please call us on 0333 222 1855 or contact us online.

We look forward to helping you get more than just compensation.

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