In Scotland an avenue is available to drivers to either prevent a driving disqualification or ban from driving, reduce the length of any driving disqualification or ban, prevent points on driving licence being awarded or to reduce the number of points on driving licence being awarded. This avenue is a Special Reasons Proof.
Essentially, a Special Reasons Proof can be utilised to highlight to the Court specific mitigating circumstances and factors, which when considered and presented appropriately to the Court, allow the Court to impose alternative punishments to a driving disqualification, ban or imposing penalty points on a driving licence – or imposing no punishments at all.
Medical emergencies, laced drinks, family emergencies and other specific circumstances are all examples of types of Special Reasons that may be open to a person facing driving offence charges or speeding offence charges that may lead to a driving disqualification, ban or penalty points on their driving licence.
After discussing matters with one of our road traffic lawyers, we will be able to clearly explain which Special Reasons may be open to you so that we may be able to pursue Special Reasons Proof to achieve your required outcome.