Sophie defended a local resident who faced a charge of failing to provide information in accordance with section 172 of the Road Traffic Act 1988. Notoriously, such charges are difficult to defend against as they are offences per se. The duty falls on the defence to prove that they had acted with due diligence.
Sophie was able to cross examine the Crown’s witnesses and guide her own client through giving evidence in chief. Due to the defence raised by Sophie, the Defendant was found not guilty of the offence.
With Sophie’s representation, her client avoided having a mandatory six points endorsed on his licence which would have resulted in its revocation.