attempt to drop the charge before it goes to court
obtain and advise on photographic evidence
prepare mitigation if required
send a properly briefed lawyer to Court to represent you
a specialist professional service at normal solicitors' rates
A summons, for offences such as speeding, careless driving, drink driving etc...is issued in the Magistrates' Court, although the case may then be transferred to the Crown Court.
Your driving fell below that expected of a competent driver or driving a vehicle on a road or in any public place dangerously or in a dangerous condition
Being in charge of a vehicle when unfit due to drink or drugs
Where an individual deliberately withholds or provides misleading information
Systems used in the UK are generally type approved and require regular calibration. You are likely to come across the following types: Cameras, Laser, Radar, Stopwatch, Video. Some of the more common devices used include the Gatso, LTI2020, Vascar, Truevelo. For more detailed information on the individual devices, please click here or call us on 0800 2800 912 for expert advice.
You are in an ever shrinking group of drivers. Keep the first penalty points off your driving licence
If you got your full driving licence less than 2 years ago you are on the verge of revocation and re-test. Insurance premiums start to rise.
One more slip and your driving licence is gone. You could face a 6 month driving disqualification
You are looking at a 6 month driving ban unless you come up with a convincing argument at Court.
The Police can stop you by the road if they suspect an offence has occured. You will usually be given a Fixed Penalty Notice (NIP), HORT1 Producer or depending on the offence, be arrested and taken to a Police Station. Typical offences include:
John Lloyd-Richards on BBC South East News discussing the differences between Death by Careless and Death by Dangerous Driving offences
Andrew Prendergast on Anglia Tonight News discussing the Luton Airport parking charges
Andrew Dalton on BBC News 24 discussing the Terence Burke speeding case
We pride ourselves on providing one of the most comprehensive databases of offence information, details of the relevant penalties and summary information on possible defences.
We have commonly found that in scenarios where a car and motorcycle are involved in an accident, it is the biker that gets pursued for an offence rather than the car driver.
This scenario is the outline of a case Motor Defence Solicitors took on and successfully obtained an acquittal for the biker.
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We are specialist road traffic law solicitors here to help you in all aspects of road traffic law and motoring offences.
How important is your driving licence to you, your livelihood and your family life? What would you do if you were disqualified from driving?
We recommend that you challenge all prosecutions/points wherever possible. There are limited timescales on any offence, so if you do not challenge it now you may later regret this. Early points prevention is best.
We have a proven track record of providing expert legal assistance in dealing with any Fixed Penalty Notice, Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP), driver identity questionnaires, speeding tickets and convictions for all levels of road traffic and motoring offences.
We have over 5 years of experience helping and advising clients nationwide that have picked up speeding offences. Our expert legal advice has enabled our clients to keep their licence and ability to drive with minimum disruption and inconvenience to their daily lives.
If you have received an NIP, Fixed Penalty Notice or Summons for a speeding offence call us now on 0800 2800 912 to get advice.
Getting expert legal advice early on in the process will allow you to make an informed decision on whether you should contest a speeding ticket. The advice our lawyers provide is truthful and frank; we will not advise you to pursue a challenge if in our expert opinion we think there would be no chances of successfully challenging a speeding ticket.
Knowing what type of device was used to detect your speed is an important first step in raising a challenge to a speeding offence. We have an exhaustive list of the most common types of devices used by Police forces today. There are various technical challenges that can be used against an allegation of speeding. If you deny speeding and need help with assessing the police's case against you then call our team of expert lawyers to obtain and examine the evidence on 0800 2800 912.
There are many instances where you can get a speeding penalty ticket, the most common situations we have seen are:
In all instances of speeding, we recommend you get legal advice as soon as possible, call our lawyers on 0800 2800 912 today.
I have 9 points and have been flashed for speeding, will I lose my licence?
This is referred to as totting and if the points tot up to 12 you are likely to be banned unless you can show you have exceptional mitigating circumstances for the Court to exercise its discretion. In this case you almost certainly need legal advice and should call us on 0800 2800 912 immediately to get clear advice as early on in the process as possible.
Read our comprehensive guide to the main motoring offence codes and number of motoring offence penalty points a court may impose for offences.
All our qualified lawyers specialise in road traffic law which provides you with the most accurate advice on any road traffic offence. We have dealt with the complete spectrum of offences, ranging from no MOT, licence or insurance, up to drink driving and even death by dangerous driving.
We provide an initial 20 minutes of advice with one of our lawyers who will run through the offence, the likely punishment and any avenues available to contest the alleged offence. There is no obligation to take the matter further.
The advice is then written up and sent to you. This gives you the opportunity to review the advice given and make an informed decision as to moving forward with any road traffic allegation
You can then instruct us to progress your case, where based on the advice given, we can provide a range of additional services which range from providing advice on evidence needed and assist with obtaining this to sending a properly briefed lawyer to Court to represent you.
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The following is a guide to the main motoring offence codes and number of motoring offence penalty points a court may impose for offences, but does not reflect the fact that some offences may incur a disqualification
Legal matters are not simple. For help, call the experts at Motor Defence Solicitors on 0800 2800 912