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:

Making a False Application for a Hackney License

The Offence

It is an offence for a person applying for a Hackney License to not state their legal name and correct address on the application form; also it is an offence not to declare the correct name and address of the proprietor or firm, if a partnership, that it is intended to work for.  Additionally it is an offence for any proprietor or a partner of the firm to allow any person to drive a Hackney Carriage knowing that they have falsely obtained or applied for renewal of their Hackney Carriage license.

Do I need a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) for offences relating an Application for a Hackney Carriage License?

No, there would not be a requirement for the Licensing Authority to issue a NIP for any offences that relate to an application for a Hackney License. 

Punishment

Fine up to £250.00

Defences

Whether this was undertaken unknowingly or you were not aware that the person had falsely obtained a license, if you face a charge such as this we strongly advise you contact us, at Motor Defence Team Solicitors for advice, as a defence would be dependant on the facts of the case.  Therefore it is critical that the full circumstances of your case are examined to ensure your case is properly prepared.  If you face an allegation of allowing a person to drive a Hackney Carriage with a falsely obtained license, we advise you to contact us to take specialist legal advice.

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