Guy Martin to go to Crown Court ...at least

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  1. Thumbs

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    He got pulled over in his car by the LEO and when no record of a UK driving licence could be found he said he had an Irish one, when he showed later it was a forgery, stupid fekker

    So he's now being taken to Court for giving false information and offering a false document, which he will be found guilty of, these offences carry big fines and time locked up, suspended or not

    The case isn't due to be tried until July 2019 so he may get a decent brief to plead this off, unfortunately for him the Courts over here don't do the plea bargaining like the US, they take a very dim view of wasting Police time, also contempt of the earlier Court when he pleaded not guilty

    So definite ban, when he does get a licence, big fine and costs against him are just the start of the new life, unable to drive

    Due to our motorcycle licence laws being so excessively complex/expensive I can see he'll never get one now

    As it stands he has no licence so is unable to use anything on public roads until he gets one
     
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    Well, that doesn't sound particularly bright.
     
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    Just goes to show what paying a good lawyer can do although he states he remembers taking a test in Ireland, which one, car, truck or motorcycle isn’t mentioned :-

    Charges against motorcycle racer and TV celebrity Guy Martin have been dropped.

    Mr Martin, 38, from Lincolnshire, had been accused of possessing a fake Irish licence and using it to alter his UK licence to enable him to drive HGVs.

    Psychiatrists had concluded Mr Martin does not always apply common sense and may have been taken in, Lincoln Crown Court heard.

    The former Isle of Man TT rider who has autism had been due to stand trial on 6 January.

    The case was brought because an Irish driving licence was submitted on Mr Martin's behalf to add the HGV entitlement to his UK licence, however it was a fake.

    Mr Martin, of Barnetby, had denied possession of a driving licence with intent to deceive and making a false statement by claiming he had an Irish licence.

    Judge Simon Hirst said: "The prosecution accept that it is conceivable that Mr Martin did think this was a genuine licence."

    Mr Martin, who combines his television work with working as a lorry mechanic, had always said that he believed he passed a test while working in Northern Ireland and received a licence he believed was genuine.

    The prosecution told Tuesday's hearing psychiatrists had concluded he did not always apply common sense and has a tendency to take what people say at face value.

    Prosecutor Michael Cranmer-Brown said his autism also made him "vulnerable enough for others to see him as an easy target".

    He said they accepted Mr Martin "may well have been taken in by somebody".
     
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    Sounds like the UK courts aren't much different than ours: Money Talks.
     
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    It’s not always about money.
     
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    Yeah, but mostly it is. Notoriety or money.
     
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