Much of the District Court procedure involves making orders and penalising summary offences. Examples of such include Road Traffic Act offences such as ‘drink driving’ or ‘driving without insurance’ and summary criminal offences such as ‘being drunk in a public place’ or ‘disorderly conduct in a public place’. Often these orders and penalties are handed out without any defence being put forward; where a defence may have mitigated the fine payable or even quashed the conviction altogether. More serious offences are dealt with through the Circuit, Special Criminal, High and Supreme Courts. Although E.C. Murray and Co represents clients on all aspects of Court Work, our main expertise is in the area of Road Traffic Act offences.
Road Traffic Act Offences
If you feel you are being penalised for a road traffic offence somewhat unfairly, we can best advise you whether or not going to court is an option. If so, we will argue strongly on your behalf in court. While the courts often do not accept defences to charges in this area; common sense usually prevails in situations where it would be unjust to make an order or inflict a penalty. At E.C. Murray & Co we not only pride ourselves on our integrity but also in ensuring that the integrity of the legal system in which we practise is upheld. Therefore, we wish to ensure all cases where injustice may arise are avoided.