Speeding Ticket?

The most common instance where Notice is served is an NIP for speeding. There is an NIP time limit that applies of 14 days from the offence. However, how this is calculated will depend on how the notice is given. Don't wait until it's too late. Call Motor Defence Solicitors now, on 0800 2800 912, for a fixed fee consultation with a specialist solicitor.

Court Summons?

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.

Careless / Dangerous Driving

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

Drink Driving

Being in charge of a vehicle when unfit due to drink or drugs

Failure to provide

Where an individual deliberately withholds or provides misleading information

Speed Camera Devices

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

Penalty Points?

0 Points

You are in an ever shrinking group of drivers. Keep the first penalty points off your driving licence

3-6 Points

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.

9 Points

One more slip and your driving licence is gone. You could face a 6 month driving disqualification

12 Points

You are looking at a 6 month driving ban unless you come up with a convincing argument at Court.

Stopped by the Police?

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 within this scenario include:


On the Governments' own estimates fixed penalty notices were being issued at the rate of 1 every 6 seconds for all of 2005. Motor Defence Solicitors was created by two specialist solicitor advocates and barristers, both of whom are leading solicitor advocates in the field of road traffic law. Both of the legal brains behind Motor Defence Solicitorsare accredited lecturers by the Law Society (the solicitors own professional body).

We are regular contributors to national motoring and motorcycle magazines and have appeared on BBC News and Newsnight.

Motor Defence Solicitors is a unique, simple, discreet, prompt and expert legal service delivered by experienced and qualified barristers and solicitors. All of the lawyers at Motor Defence Solicitors are qualified either as barristers, solicitors or dual qualified.

From our initial call service to reconstruction experts, from administration staff to barristers, we have created the Motor Defence Solicitors to prevent your prosecution becoming just another Government statistic.

Unlike a number of our competitors, you stay in control. You call us when it is convenient and discreet for you. We realise that you are busy and within 25 minutes our expert barristers will give you the prompt advice which you need. Motor Defence Solicitors has dealt with thousands of road traffic cases. The Law Society forbid us to publish a success rate, but it is high. Following our involvement many of our clients never hear from the police again about the alleged offence. We also have a very high success rate in reducing offences such as dangerous driving down to careless driving, keeping peoples' licences when they would otherwise expect to be banned and keeping people on the road when they have twelve or more points on their licence.

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