Driving Offences

Motoring offences are often thought of as “not really crimes at all” but a conviction for even a minor motoring offence can cost you dearly when you try to renew your insurance – and the more serious ones can cost you your job or even your liberty.

You don’t have to engage a lawyer of course, though there’s almost certainly a lot of people sitting (or standing) on crowded buses who rather wish they’d used a professional defence lawyer instead of trusting to luck or over-estimating their own ability to convince the court of their innocence.

We know road traffic law inside-out and back-to-front, as well as all the technicalities and special defences that could make the difference between you walking free from court or walking everywhere for the foreseeable future.

Courts have draconian powers they can use in motoring cases, including banning you and then you may have to take an extended driving test before you get your licence back.

Whatever you’re charged with, we’ll do our utmost to prove your innocence if possible or minimise the consequences for you if it’s not.

Do you know what magistrates regard as “exceptional hardship”? and can you quote legal precedents that dictate what the court can do to you at sentencing time? No? Then we’ll be happy to represent you, mount the best possible defence for your actions, and support you every step of the way from the roadside or police station to the verdict.

We can use our expertise to defend you if you’re accused of:

  • Dangerous driving
  • Speeding
  • Careless driving
  • Drink-driving
  • Failure to provide a specimen
  • Driving without a licence or insurance
  • Failing to stop after or report an accident

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