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.
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.
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
Being in charge of a vehicle when unfit due to drink or drugs
Where an individual deliberately withholds or provides misleading information
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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:
It is an offence for the proprietor/owner of a taxi firm to have a vehicle operating which is not a licensed taxi and to knowingly allow it to be used as a taxi without the relevant private hire vehicle licence.
In addition, it is likely to invalidate the insurance in relation to that vehicle and you may also find you are being prosecuted for causing or permitting a vehicle to be driven without insurance. Please refer to our Driving without Insurance page for more information on this.
No, there is not a requirement for an NIP for offences relating to taxi proprietors allowing a vehicle to be used without the appropriate licence.
Fine up to £1,000.
Any Defence is likely to hinge on whether you could have been expected to know that the vehicle was being used without the appropriate private hire vehicle licence. This will 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 as a proprietor in relation to allowing vehicles to be used without the appropriate licence, we advise you contact us to take specialist legal advice.
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