Kent Traffic Law – Our Services
Specialist Legal Advice For Motorists
Have you been charged with an offence under the Road Traffic Act?
Kent Traffic Law was set up to fight for the interests of motorists facing prosecution for road traffic offences. We can advise you and then represent you in court whether you wish to plead ‘Guilty’ and seek to avoid a driving ban or plead ‘Not Guilty,’ and seek to avoid conviction.
This practice does not do a bit of everything; Kent Traffic Law is a specialist, road traffic offence practice and we will ensure that you obtain the best result your circumstances will allow.
We will have an initial discussion (probably on the phone) when you will tell me about your situation. I may give you some provisional advice. The initial discussion is free and without obligation on your part. If you decide to employ my services the terms of our engagement will be set out in writing.
We would then ‘meet’ to discuss the allegation in detail in advance of any court hearing so that all necessary preparatory steps can be taken. You will be advised of the merits of your case. The decision as to how to plead is always yours but it is worth noting that whilst there is usually a way of challenging even the strongest of prosecution cases doing so is not always the most constructive way forward; contesting a case with only a slight chance of success could result in a harsher sentence and much higher legal fees. I will ensure that you receive clear and cost-effective advice so that yours is an informed decision. Whether you wish to plead, ‘Guilty’ and seek to minimise the severity of the sentence, or, ‘Not Guilty’, and defend an allegation at trial, I will use my experience to obtain the best result that your circumstances will allow.
If one of your drivers is disqualified from driving how much will this cost your business? I understand the investment in time and training made in employees. If your employee’s ability to do his or her job is dependent on the ability to drive the engagement of expert legal representation may well turn out to be a shrewd investment.
Fees / Payment Plans
It is not possible to set out a scale of fees as even the simplest case can turn out to be legally complex and, what may appear to the layman to be complex, could turn out to be straightforward to a motor offence barrister. I will advise you how much each stage of your case will cost on a fixed fee basis. Normally my fees are payable in advance, however, we do not believe that anyone should be denied access to justice because of inability to pay. We have therefore allied with Legal Cost Finance to ensure that our clients have access to a range of affordable finance packages so that payment of your fees can be spread out over a protracted period if you so choose.
We can represent you if you face any of the following:
- Drink driving
- No insurance / license
- Totting up & exceptional hardship arguments
- Failure to provide a specimen for analysis
- Failure to provide a specimen
- Failure to notify the driver
- Failure to stop/ Report an accident
- Using a mobile phone while driving
- Driving while disqualified
- Careless Driving
- Dangerous Driving
- Notices of intended prosecution
- Special reasons argument (Spiked Drinks, Shortness of Distance)
- Appeals against conviction or sentence