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:

Guide to getting your licence back after being disqualified

When your disqualification period is over, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), will automatically send to you the necessary application forms to re-apply for the return of your driving licence 56 days before the period of disqualification ends. This will also remove any expired endorsements that have been on your licence. You must complete these application forms ensuring that all the relevant questions are answered. You will need to enclose the appropriate fee and if you did not have a photocard licence you will also need to provide original documentation confirming your identity and a passport style colour photograph so that a photocard licence can be issued.

When to expect your licence

The DVLA aims to deliver your driving licence to you within three weeks of receiving your application. It will take longer if your health or personal details have to be checked. You will need to wait for your new licence to arrive before driving.

Medical enquiries

The DVLA will make medical enquiries before re-issuing your licence if you have been:

  • convicted of driving, or being in charge of a vehicle, when the level of alcohol in the body equalled or exceeded:

    i) 87.5 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath, or

    ii) 200 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood, or

    iii) 267.5 milligrams per 100 millilitres of urine

  • disqualified twice within the space of 10 years for drinking and driving, or being in charge of a vehicle whilst unfit through drink
  • disqualified for refusing or failing to supply a specimen for analysis

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