motoring offence advice

#1
my cousin is in the reme as a recce mech and has only just passed out of his phase 2 ready to go to his battalion, he borrowed his mothers car with her knowing full well and got pulled for un-ibnsured driving he cant afford the 6 points and is appealing in court even though he is pleading guilty he is hoping for a lighter sentence.

is he entitled to a military solicitor and are they free?
 

Mr_Fingerz

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#4
The duty brief at the court (on the day of the hearing) will be able to give some advice, and should be able to speak on his behalf.
 
#6
No.

He should get an accompanying officer to go with him to provide advice to the magistrates on the potential consequences of their sentence.

Oh yes, 'your cousin' is clearly a prat.
 
#7
i know it sounds like its me!
my cousin is a prat he's 19 and crashed twice and soups up his car and got caught un-insured at 104 mph i dont believe he should get away with this. but he's family and its his job
 
#8
I hope the Corps throws him out the Army for being a cock.

If his Mother let him borrow the car, with full knowledge that he wasn't insured then she's a ******* mong also.

What sort of pikey chav counsil flat family are you?

Do they have a starring role in "Shameless"?
 
#10
I hope the Corps throws him out the Army for being a cock.

If his Mother let him borrow the car, with full knowledge that he wasn't insured then she's a ******* mong also.

What sort of pikey chav counsil flat family are you?

Do they have a starring role in "Shameless"?
So, how long have you been a Samaritans Councillor?
 
#13
i know it sounds like its me!
my cousin is a prat he's 19 and crashed twice and soups up his car and got caught un-insured at 104 mph i dont believe he should get away with this. but he's family and its his job
Six points is the least of his worries then. As a driver possibly still within the two year probationary period and having been caught at a speed in excess of 100mph he should consider himself lucky if he leaves the courtroom with a licence at all. Hopefully, he won't.
 
#14
No.

He should get an accompanying officer to go with him to provide advice to the magistrates on the potential consequences of their sentence.

Oh yes, 'your cousin' is clearly a prat.
G_S is quite correct but that assumes that your cousin has told his unit.

If he loses his license, then he cannot be employed in a trade such as Recy Mech. He will lose his trade pay and it is possible that the Army might decide that his services are no longer required.

Tell him to speak to his Troop Comd pronto!

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Biscuits_AB

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#15
my cousin is in the reme as a recce mech and has only just passed out of his phase 2 ready to go to his battalion, he borrowed his mothers car with her knowing full well and got pulled for un-ibnsured driving he cant afford the 6 points and is appealing in court even though he is pleading guilty he is hoping for a lighter sentence.

is he entitled to a military solicitor and are they free?
In short, no. Tell him to pop down to a local solicitor if he needs advice. Appeal? He can't appeal until after sentence. He can provide mitigating circumstances if he has any, but unless it was a 'life and death' situation, it looks like he'll still get the 6 points. Why can't he afford them? Licence already full? Looking at a ban? If this is the case, by driving uninsured (and also in excess of the speed limit, which should see him banned) he should also be sweating on getting more than points on his licence. This 'cousin' of yours needs to wise up, mate.
 
#16
my cousin is in the reme as a recce mech and has only just passed out of his phase 2 ready to go to his battalion, he borrowed his mothers car with her knowing full well and got pulled for un-ibnsured driving he cant afford the 6 points and is appealing in court even though he is pleading guilty he is hoping for a lighter sentence.

is he entitled to a military solicitor and are they free?

Would have been better if she just gave him a lift instead. Now his carear is at risk. Will she be in the dock as well? Probably not.
 
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Biscuits_AB

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#17
Would have been better if she just gave him a lift instead. Now his carear is at risk. Will she be in the dock as well? Probably not.
She could be, if she admits that she knowingly allowed him to drive uninsured. Another possibility is that if she denies all knowledge, she'll have to say that he TWOC'd the car. Could all end up in tears. Particularly if his 'cousin' has previous.
 
#18
104mph and uninsured? more chance of platting snot than getting away with this. looking at yesterdays announcements, i'd say it's gonna be 1 down 16,999 to go.
 
#19
My "mate" is getting done for a speeding offence and looking at a short ban. What is the going rate for an accompanying AGAI at the moment?
 
#20
I hope the Corps throws him out the Army for being a cock.

If his Mother let him borrow the car, with full knowledge that he wasn't insured then she's a ******* mong also.

What sort of pikey chav counsil flat family are you?

Do they have a starring role in "Shameless"?
Harsh, but so true.

Soups his car up, borrows Mum's (crashed his?) and drives without insurance at 104 mph? A Darwin-award candidate in training.

Does he seriously imagine any magistrate will let him leave the court with a driving licence? If he is going to kill someone,the beaks don't want a share of the blame. And if his Mum let him borrow the car, she has committed an offence as well.
 

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