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:

Law Society

The Law Society is the regulatory body for all solicitors in England and Wales. We are registered with the Law Society and are governed by their professional rules.

Being qualified as a lawyer is a basic, but very simple, quality mark.  To qualify as a lawyer you must have an entry level qualification (usually a degree) and have passed knowledge requirements in law (set out in the Common Professional Examination).  You then attend a 1 year specialist course, followed by extended on the job training.  At the end of all of this you only get admitted if they are satisfied you are suitable and a senior lawyer confirms you know what you are doing.

You do not have to use a lawyer. However, would you trust your livelihood to the man in the pub? Without some basic quality mark for all you know that is who is advising you, and probably charging you for the privilege as well. There are laws about wrongly describing yourself as a lawyer (whether solicitor or barrister). If they do not state on their website that they are qualified lawyers then they are not. 

A lawyer will always provide you with confirmation of their qualifications and confirm their advice in writing.  They will be up front about who they are and have their contact details on their website. They will also have a system in place for dealing with unhappy customers, so you can raise any issues you have.  This is backed up by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and if any problems cannot be sorted out to the customer's satisfaction then they can be asked to consider the matter. They handle all complaints towards legal firms through the Solicitors Regulation Authority, using the Legal Complaints Service.

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