Mitigation on behalf of a speeding driver

Rachel represented a Defendant who had pleaded guilty to driving at over 100mph on a motorway. The Defendant was anxious to avoid a lengthy ban and had been advised that the financial penalty would be high.

Rachel mitigated on her client’s behalf, arguing that the impact of a lengthy ban and high financial penalty would disproportionately affect the Defendant’s family. The Defendant was given a short ban and a fine of just £84.