Motoring / Driving Offences

Our experienced solicitors can defend you on the whole range of road traffic offences, whether admitted or denied:

Speeding Offences

It is an offence to drive a motor vehicle on a road exceeding a statutory speed limit. The police use various methods to catch speeding motorists. A very common approach these days is the variable speed limit. We represent clients on all such matters, whether the allegation is accepted or denied. Read More.

Using a hand-held mobile telephone whilst driving 

This offence was created in early 2007. Use of hand-held mobile phones and other similar devices whilst driving is now a specific offence. A fairly broad approach has been demonstrated by the courts in relation to the word “using,” which can include (1) making / receiving calls, (2) sending / checking text messages, (3) sending / checking emails and (4) checking social media apps such as Facebook and Twitter. This list is by no means exhaustive. A fixed penalty notice will often be issued, leaving the motorist feeling that they have little option but to accept the allegation. We are able to consider your version of events and advise you on whether to accept the fixed penalty or if it would be better to contest the allegation. Read More.

Careless driving / Driving without due care & attention 

Section 3 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (as amended), states that it is an offence for a person to drive a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or other public place “without due care and attention, or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road or place”. Read More.

Driving whilst disqualified 

Section 103 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 states that a person is guilty of this offence if, while disqualified for holding or obtaining a licence s/he (1) obtains a licence or (2) drives a motor vehicle on a road. Read More.

Dangerous driving 

Section 2 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 defines dangerous driving as when (1) the standard of driving falls far below what would be expected of a competent and careful driver, and (2) It would be obvious to a competent and careful driver that driving in that way would be dangerous. Read More.

Drink Driving 

It is an offence to drive (or attempt to drive) a motor vehicle on a road or other public place with alcohol in your body over the prescribed limit. This is a very common offence and we have vast experience of representing clients both on a 'not guilty' and 'guilty' basis. Read More.

Using a vehicle without insurance 

A person must not use a motor vehicle on a road or other public place unless there is in force in relation to the use of the vehicle by that person such a policy of insurance or such a security in respect of third party risks as complies with the legislative requirements. Read More.

Failure to provide a breath sample / specimen 

Section 7(6) Road Traffic Act 1988 states that a person who without reasonable excuse, fails to provide a specimen when required to do so in pursuance of this section is guilty of an offence. Read More.

Special reasons 

In certain circumstances, penalty points or a disqualification can be avoided, even where the offence is accepted. This will happen if it is shown that there were 'special reasons' for committing the offence. Read More.

12+ penalty points / Totting 

Where a driver accrues 12 or more penalty points for offences committed within a 3 year period he is liable to a 6-month disqualification (or longer in certain circumstances) under the penalty point disqualification procedures. We frequently help clients to avoid such disqualifications. Read More.

Private Fixed Fee Options

We represent clients only on Agreed Fixed Fee (AFF) options this gives clarity and benefits both parties. Clients prefer this method, which avoids the worry of hourly rates and the risk of escalating costs. Read More.