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Charged with driving without due care and attention. I was

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Charged with driving without due care and attention.
I was turning right out of a side road and a vehicle from the right hit the side of my car. The police did not charge me but sent a report to the fiscal (Scotland) who decided to charge on the basis that the vehicle hit me as I emerged from the road. The driver of the other vehicle says I pulled out in front of them and they had no time to stop the one independent witness says I pulled out in front of the vehicle, no one comments on the speed of the vehicle in statements. This is a junction I use on a daily basis I believe the other vehicle was travelling above the speed limit and that is why the collision happened. I did not say this at the time just said I thought I had time to get out, I was very shaken afterwards and had not thought through what happened. As I am in the caring profession any charge will conviction will appear on my checks and exclude me from jobs that state a clear record is required.
Any advice welcome I am in central Scotland.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Traffic Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
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Thank you for your question and welcome to Just Answer. My name is Jo and I will try to help with this.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.


I would like advice on how to approach a defence in court.


Thanks


 

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Thanks.

On what basis ? You seem to accept the offence?

Am I missing the point?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I do not accept the offence. The accident wa caused by the other diver driving too fast.


 

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
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