Motoring Offences – what are your options?
A fine, points on your licence or even facing a ban can each have a big impact on your life. Beyond the initial penalty, there are a number of knock-on effects, as points can mean higher insurance premiums. A fine can seriously impact on your finances, while a ban could mean your livelihood is under threat.
Before you assume the worst, it is highly recommended that you talk to one of our specialist motoring offence solicitors here at Caddick Davies for high quality, expert advice. When it comes to defending a charge, the level of legal representation you have is a key factor. Here at Caddick Davies, we only deal with motoring offences, so we know this area of the law inside and out and our able to offer specialist legal guidance.
Our wealth of experience in representing clients who are charged with motoring offences in motoring courts around England and Wales means that we are well equipped to work with you to give the best possible chance of a favourable legal outcome. We have an extensive track record across a wide range of motoring charges and can help devise the exact best legal strategy for any case and client we provide with representation. Some of the many areas of motoring law that we can offer legal guidance and representation on include:
– Speeding offences
– Drink driving offences
– Driving without insurance
– Dangerous driving offences
– Medical revocation of a driving licence
Our driving offence solicitors believe that every motorist deserves access to the best in terms of high-quality legal advice and representation, regardless of the offence. From a simple speeding ticket through to dangerous driving, we know that out on the road, it’s not always ‘black and white’ and that sometimes there are mitigating circumstances to take into consideration, or that there’s another side to the story.
Our motoring offence lawyers make sure that your voice is always heard and that you get a fair chance to put across your case, with our legal services having been enlisted by motorists from London to Liverpool and Nottingham to Newcastle. Whichever motoring court in England or Wales has issued you with a summons with regards to motoring offence, we offer the benefit of a reputation for diligence and legal expertise.
There are alternatives…
Points, bans and fines are not the only punishments that can be imposed for motoring offences. As an alternative to these usual routes of punishment, the Police are increasingly using more pro-active forms of driver training. This comes with a dual advantage, as not only is the hope that these courses will actually improve standards on the road, but these alternative penalties also free up the judicial system to deal with more serious offenders.
For a range of less serious crimes, such as some speeding offences, using a mobile phone or contravening a red traffic signal, drivers can be offered the option of attending a Speed Awareness Course or Driver Improvement Course. We will help you to explore all of the details of your case and work out exactly which defences and range of alternative penalties may be able to apply.
This route is at the discretion of the Police, and there is a fee to pay, but it is still largely preferable to all of the knock-on effects that come with penalty points and particularly disqualification. Here at Caddick Davies, our specially trained motoring offence solicitors can negotiate for this option as an alternative to points, a fine or a ban. This could make a real difference, particularly if you have already accumulated points on your licence, and a further endorsement could mean the loss of your driving privileges completely.
We make it clear that we do not condone drink driving, dangerous driving or other breaches of the law, but we understand that there can be a range of mitigating circumstances at play. We believe that every motorist deserves the chance to explore their legal options and receive a fair representation in court. With this in mind, we seek to offer expert legal representation, beginning with a free no-obligation telephone consultation.
Should an individual contact us for a free consultation with regards to a motoring offence, one of our expert legal team will be able to speak to you and examine the key details of your case. Speaking to a specialised motoring offence lawyer will offer you the chance to explore whether there are any mitigating circumstances to your case and what your legal options are going forward.
If you are facing a more serious motoring offence charge, discretionary courses may not be an option. In that case, we will do our very best to represent you in a fair and effective manner that is based purely on the merits of each individual case. These are the sort of considerations we will be able to explore and determine during your initial telephone consultation with an expert driving offence solicitor from Caddick Davies.
How would I pay for representation?
Should we be able to take on your legal representation and you as the client want to enlist our services, our legal guidance and representation is usually offered via a ‘Fixed Fee’ model. Our fixed fee principle means that there are no hidden extras or additional charges, regardless of the outcome of your case. Because we only deal with motoring offences, we have quite literally ‘heard it all’ and can build your defence based on a detailed analysis of the evidence and ensure that you are fully informed on your legal options at each step of the case.
This applies whether you’re contesting that you were the driver, through to extremely technical defences such as a challenge to the accuracy of measuring equipment in a speeding offence. We are experienced in a wide range of motoring charges and have access to a selection of legal and technical experts who can offer input to cases in motoring courts in London, Cambridge, Luton, Birmingham, Nottingham, Cardiff, Liverpool, Manchester, Carlisle, Newcastle and many other locations around England and Wales.
We’re here to ensure that every motorist has a voice, no matter what offence they have been charged with. To find out more and to talk to one of our skilled and experienced motoring offence solicitors, contact us today on 03334 432 366 for a free consultation, or fill out our ‘Request a Callback’ or ‘enquiry form’ and one of our legal team here at Caddick Davies will be able to contact you in confidence.