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Road traffic law is a specialised area with an array of offences and legislation in relation to them.

You may be a person prosecuting road traffic offences in the Magistrates’ Court or the Crown Court or a defence solicitor representing private clients or acting as the Court Duty Solicitor.

This live broadcast session has been written by a person with more than 35 years of experience of dealing with these matters.

What You Will Learn

This live and interactive broadcast will cover the following:

  • An analysis of the guidance published by the Sentencing Council in relation to drug driving
  • The Schedule of permissible limits in relation to drugs - including amphetamine
  • The law in relation to both drugs and alcohol extracted from the Road Traffic Act 1988 - Sections 4 - 7A - a consideration of the statutory defences
  • Penalty points - the magic number and the consequences that may or may not flow from acquiring them!
  • Current case-law from the High Court - especially those cases concerning disclosure of material in road traffic cases - really useful stuff for prosecutors to know!
  • Disqualifications from driving as a sentence
  • Disqualifications, both mandatory and discretionary as ancillary orders to a sentence - starting points and finishing points
  • Disqualifications until re-test - an area fraught with misunderstanding
  • Driving whilst disqualified - some things you never knew about this offence
  • Careless and inconsiderate driving
  • Driving whilst not being in proper control of your vehicle - including, using hand-held devices
  • Aggravated vehicle taking - an analysis of how it all went horribly wrong in the case of Maxwell and R [2017]
  • ‘Causation’ and the important cases of R v Hughes and R v Taylor (Appellant)
  • Road traffic issues in the Youth Court including the very important case of B and Leeds Crown Court and the Crown Prosecution Service
  • Appeals and applications for early removal of disqualification
  • The definitions of ‘driving’, ‘attempting to drive’ and being ‘in charge’
  • Commencing proceedings in the Magistrates’ Court - Rule 7 of the Criminal Procedure Rules 2015 (as amended)
  • Section 35A and 35B of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988
  • Costs - who is paying for all of this?
  • A £200 fine and 6 penalty points for holding your mobile phone whilst driving!

Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.

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Learn Live | 08.09.2022

N/A | 10:00am - 1:00pm

A Guide to Road Traffic Offences for the Prosecution & Defence - Live at Your Desk

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8 2022
9 2022
Session 1 
10:00am - 1:00pm

Session 2 
10:00am - 1:00pm

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Discounts are available for multiple places. If you have 5 or more people interested in participating in this virtual learning session please email us at group@mblseminars.com for more information.

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