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 Taxis: Being Drunk in charge of a Hackney Carriage

The Offence

It is an offence for a driver of a hackney carriage to be drunk whilst in charge of their vehicle. 

If you are found to be driving a taxi whilst the level of alcohol in your blood or on your breath is above the prescribed limit then you are also likely to be prosecuted for drink driving.  Please click on the link for more information.

Do I need an NIP (Notice of Intended Prosecution) for offences relating to being drunk in charge of a Hackney Carriage?

No, there is not a requirement for an NIP for the offence relating to being drunk whilst in charge of a hackney carriage.

Punishment

Fine up to £250 (However, you are looking at a fine and disqualification as a minimum punishment for drink driving itself)

Defences

If you face a charge such as this or drink driving then we strongly advise you contact us for advice, as dependent on the charge alleged and the level of alcohol in your body you could be looking at a custodial sentence and a criminal record if successfully prosecuted.

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