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Road Traffic and Motoring

We have over 20 years’ of experience in defending road traffic cases and understand that this is a stressful time especially as often your driving licence is at risk.

Our approach is to ensure that you have the best possible legal advice as soon as possible and provide you proactive advice as to what evidence or documentation you will require, whether you are pleading not guilty or guilty in order to obtain a lenient sentence. We can obtain and advise you on the strength of the evidence against you.

We can advise you on returning a Notice of Intended Prosecution, totting up, applying to remove disqualification early, apply for special reasons or hardship.

We have acted for clients who have been investigated or prosecuted for:

  • Speeding
  • Using a mobile phone whilst driving
  • Driving without insurance
  • Driving without a licence
  • Drink driving
  • Drug driving
  • Drunk in charge of a vehicle
  • Careless driving
  • Dangerous driving
  • Death by dangerous driving
  • Death by careless driving
  • Driving whilst disqualified
  • Failing to stop
  • Failing to report an accident
  • Failing to identify a driver
  • Fixed Penalty Notices
  • Construction and use offences – exceeding the permitted axle weight, road worthiness of vehicles
  • Drivers’ hours

What should you do if you have received a summons?

If you have received a summons to attend court you should:

  • Contact us immediately to arrange legal advice on your position, the evidence against you, any defences you may have, whether you should plead not guilty or guilty and the likely outcome.

We offer a fixed fee service as Legal Aid is not usually available for road traffic matters but we are happy to advise you as to whether you are likely to be granted this. You may also already have an insurance policy in place to cover legal costs. We will ensure that you clear about what your costs will be right from the outset.

Will I be disqualified?

Disqualification depends upon the offences that you face and whether you have a history of driving offences. We can advise you if you are at risk of disqualification.Some speeding offences can attract a short period of disqualification. Some offences will attract a mandatory period of disqualification.

If you have acquired 12 or more points on your licence (totting up) within a 3 year period you could face a 6 month disqualification.

If you are at risk from disqualification then it is imperative that you contact us without delay. We may be able to argue that you should not be disqualified or disqualified for a shorter period of time.

 

 

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