Successful July for our private criminal cases

We here at Martin Cray & Co pride ourselves on being able to provide a fully rounded Criminal Defence service ranging from Crown Court trials to driving offences in the Magistrates Court.

James Yates concluded a successful July by providing plea and mitigation representation to a client caught driving while more than 3 times the drink-drive limit.

Despite the fact that the starting point for this matter was an immediate custodial sentence, in representations that the Magistrate described as “eloquent”, Mr Yates convinced the Court to exercise their discretion to suspend the custodial sentence – meaning that the client will not serve his custodial sentence unless a further issue arises within a set timeframe.

This result highlights the importance of “eloquent” representations even in cases where you might think there is little to say.

As you can see in the above case – it could have been the difference between an immediate custodial sentence and a suspended custodial sentence.

If you have been charged with a drink driving matter – or any road traffic offence – please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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