With constant changes not only to the law and sentencing guidelines, but also the ways that our roads and motorways operate, its now easier than ever to find yourself on the wrong end of a motoring offence. Options of fixed penalties or awareness courses will eventually be replaced by a court summons and often the first you are aware of the matter is when the relevant paperwork drops through the letterbox.
Our road traffic team have decades of experience in helping and representing those investigated and prosecuted for all manner of driving offences. We can help you from the moment you become aware that you may be charged or summonsed, all the way through to the conclusion of any Court proceedings.
We understand how stressful and upsetting it is to be facing a motoring offence allegation, which could not only cause inconvenience, but in many cases also lead to the loss of your employment and consequently even your home. Driving convictions have far reaching consequences and in some cases can lead to a prison sentence, as well as the loss of your driving licence.
It is essential that you obtain specialist legal advice at the earliest opportunity so that any potential prosecution can be addressed, whether that be defending the allegation at trial or mitigating your circumstances in order to obtain the lowest possible penalty and minimise the impact on you or your business. Thorough consideration of the specific facts and legal position relevant to your case can often show that you may have a defence which could negate any fines, points or disqualification. We will explore every aspect to obtain the best possible results and, in some cases, we may be able to help you avoid Court altogether.
We have considerable experience in preparing and advancing successful arguments of ‘exceptional hardship’, where the court are considering a disqualification in cases where penalty points have reached the limit of 12 points. We have established an enviable track record in cases spanning all levels of seriousness and complexity, including:
- Careless Driving
- Dangerous Driving
- Death by Dangerous Driving
- Discretionary Disqualification
- Excess Alcohol
- Failing to Provide Breath/Specimen
- Penalty Points Disqualification
- Restoration of Licence
- Special Reasons Arguments
- Totting Up Bans
- Using mobile phone/device whilst driving