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Prosecution Drop 28 Charges Under the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981 after SBC Representations

This Company Director, represented in the Crown Court by barrister Harry Bowyer, was charged with 28 offences of using a false instrument and three offences of making a false record. He had reported his driver card as lost and applied for a replacement. When he found the original instead of returning the old card he thought that it would be nice to have a spare. He used the cards interchangeably. He pleaded guilty in the Magistrates’ court to two of the three false record charges. SBC made representations to the prosecuting solicitors who very properly reviewed the case and accepted the pleas offered. (It is our experience with most of the solicitors instructed by the DVSA that they take their duties of reviewing cases seriously and deal with defence submissions with good humour and common sense!)

The Director was fined in the Crown Court for the two false record offences. As these are two “road transport offences” he will face an interesting time in front of the Traffic Commissioner.

SBC are highly experienced in dealing with criminal cases arising out of road transport both in the Magistrates Court and Crown Court. Our barristers have defended truck drivers and operators accused of serious criminal offences which, if convicted, would lead to serious sentences of imprisonment.

 

Case Details

Case Name: Prosecution Drop 28 Charges Under the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981 after SBC Representations
Case Date: October 2021
Case Type (info): Crown Court

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