Some fifteen years after the introduction of speed cameras huge numbers of drivers are still speeding. But very few motorists realise the horrendous and unexpected costs in defending such a prosecution.
Glasgow based lawyer, Graham Walker of roadtrafficlaw.com said that many clients do not realise that The Scottish Legal Aid Board will be unlikely to fund their defence due to the fact that Legal Aid is a means tested resource and most motorists are likely to fall out with the financial guideline limits.
He said "When they realise how much they will require to pay to defend their case they are often horrified."
Walker said that it can easily cost in the region of £2,000 to £3,000 to defend such a case depending upon how much time the whole court procedure takes.
When asked - Who would spend this sort of money defending a case where the penalty would most likely be 3 penalty points and £60 fine?. Mr Walker explained that there are...