What is a Single Justice Procedure Notice?
The Single Justice Procedure A single justice procedure notice is a notice which is sent by post under a relativelyRead more.
Notices of Intended Prosecution (NIPs)
Have you received a Notice of Intended Prosecution? If you have received a notice of intended prosecution you may beRead more.
How to save your Driving Licence from a penalty points disqualification
Did you realise it may not be inevitable for you to lose your licence even with 12 penalty points? YouRead more.
Speeding at 127 mph
Speeding at 127mph, surely this Defendant would lose his licence? Recently I advised a client who had been clocked SpeedingRead more.
Drink Driving – What you need to know
Your First Decision – How to plead – Guilty or Not Guilty? How you plead will determine whether your caseRead more.
Are you facing a voluntary Police Interview for a motoring offence?
If you are being investigated for a motoring offence, anything from a drink drive related allegation to one of failingRead more.
Totting Up or Penalty Points Disqualifications – A Case Study
The Rule It is the law that anyone who accumulates 12 or more relevant penalty points on their driving licenceRead more.
How Drink Drivers benefit from expert Legal Representation
Drink or Drug Driving is never worth it. Sometimes you, or other innocent people, could be seriously injured (or worse).Read more.
New Drivers and Penalty Points – A Case Study
Anyone who has 6 or more penalty points endorsed on his or her driving licence for offences committed within 2Read more.
Penalty Points Disqualifications – A Case Study
How Alvinne saved both her driving licence (and her livelihood) The Issue Any motorist whose driving licence is endorsed withRead more.
New Driver caught Driving without Due Care and Attention
Jake was accused of driving without due care and attention. He admitted overtaking a van on his way to workRead more.
New Drivers Be Wary of Penalty Points
The Law provides that if a ‘new’ driver has 6 or more penalty points endorsed i.e. within 24 months ofRead more.
Steve Coogan Avoids a 6 month Totting Up Ban
All those who have 12 penalty points endorsed on their driving licences for offences committed within 3 years of eachRead more.
Is it an Offence to use a Mobile Phone whilst driving?
This article sets out what you can and cannot do with a mobile phone when you are driving. Did youRead more.
All you need to know about Penalty Points Disqualifications
All you need to know about Penalty Points Disqualifications and how they can be avoided.Read more.
Motoring Offence Solicitors Kent – What you must Know
Everything you must know before you choose the solicitors' firm to represent you.Read more.
Caught on a Mobile Phone?
The police stopped Charlie Ritcher in central London and accused him of using his mobile phone whilst driving. (This wasRead more.
Have you received a Single Justice Procedural Notice?
This deals with the most important things you must know before you complete the Notice.Read more.
Caught using a Mobile Phone whilst Driving?
Jim had been seen using a mobile phone by a police officer when he was stationary at traffic lights....Read this toRead more.
Kent Drivers continue to use Mobile Phones while Driving
This article discusses how this offence is committed and the defences to the allegation.Read more.
Are you at Risk of Losing your Driving Licence?
It is a troubling thought that prosecution for a single motoring offence can result in disqualification from driving. Even somethingRead more.
Have you received a Single Justice Procedural Notice for Speeding?
This article explains how you can fill out the Notice if you have been accused of speeding.Read more.
Have you received a Notice of Intended Prosecution?
David received a Notice of Intended Prosecution advising him that consideration was being given to prosecuting him for Dangerous Driving,Read more.
How to avoid Disqualification for Speeding
This is a case study of a client who managed to avoid a disqualification in court despite speeding far inRead more.
Don’t risk Prison by saying Someone else was Driving
Did you know that misleading the police as to who was driving your car could lead to you being prosecutedRead more.
Caught on the Mobile?
This is a case study of a client who was accused of using his phone by the police. It explainsRead more.
Speeding and Careless Driving
How getting the right advice on how to plead and present his case saved this man's driving licence.Read more.
Failure To Provide a Specimen
This offence can be considered as worse than taking and providing a positive sample as it involves trying to obstructRead more.
Can Pleading Guilty To Speeding Reduce The Penalty?
Sometimes fear of the penalty ie risk of loss of licence tempts people to plead 'Not Guilty' when they don'tRead more.
How Should I Respond to A Notice of Intended Prosecution?
This article explains the pitfalls you face when completing such a Notice.Read more.
Totting Up and Exceptional Hardship
A case of fixed penalty tickets and a well constructed exceptional hardship argument David had received 3 fixed penalty ticketsRead more.
Penalty Points Disqualification and Exceptional Hardship
This case study explains how this client avoided a 6 month ban thereby saving his business in the process.Read more.
What is a Section 172 Notice?
Section 172 Notice Section 172 of the Road Traffic Act, 1988, gives the police the power to serve a NoticeRead more.
BBC Kent Radio Drivetime Interview
Dominic King interviews our Motoring Offence Barrister on BBC Radio Kent's Drivetime programme.Read more.
Special Reasons in Driving without Insurance Cases
The Penalty for driving without insurance If you are convicted of this offence you can be sentenced by way ofRead more.
Ant McPartlin charged with Drink Driving
This blog explains just how severe the penalties for Drink Driving can be.Read more.
Guilty or Not Guilty of Careless Driving?
What is the trial procedure if you accused of driving without due care and attention? How to avoid conviction. FirstlyRead more.
Are you Insured to drive Company Vehicles?
This article explains the 'employment' defence to allegations of driving without insurance.Read more.
Boutique Legal Practice or National Law Firm. Which should you choose?
This article explains which factors you should take into account when choosing a lawyer to Advise and Represent you.Read more.
What are the Penalties for Drinking and Driving?
Drinking and driving, why you shouldn’t have ‘one more for the road’… For anyone convicted of drinking and driving theRead more.
Motor Offences – Telephone Enquiries and the Law
If you have received a notice requiring you to provide details of the driver you could be in a quandary.Read more.
‘Special Reasons’ for the avoidance of either a Disqualification or for the Avoidance of an Endorsement of Penalty Points
What are ‘special reasons’ and when do they apply? From time to time and in certain situations a driver atRead more.
How to Appeal to the Crown Court against conviction and / or sentence from the Magistrates’ Court for a motoring
What you must know if you are considering an Appeal.Read more.
Early return of Driving Licence following a Disqualification
Did you know that you can apply for the early return of your licence following a disqualification? If you haveRead more.
Should I instruct a solicitor or a barrister?
This is a relatively recent choice available to clients explaining the advantages and disadvantages of each.Read more.
Motor Offence Solicitors’ ‘Success rates’ Too good to be true?
Consider 'success rates' claims very carefully. Do they conceal more than they reveal?Read more.
BBC Radio Kent Interview
This interview was wide-ranging covering such disparate topics as parking applications to nuclear proliferation on the Korean peninsula! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZOFjbGqq0g RequestRead more.
Take care of your driving licence. The costs of conviction can be high.
How much is your driving licence worth to you? Can you put a value on it?Read more.
Driving without due care and attention
You are probably ‘Guilty’ of careless driving more often than you realise Definition: S3 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 createsRead more.
Caught speeding way over the limit?
If you are at risk of losing your driving licence for speeding you should read this before you go toRead more.
Committed a road traffic offence? Do you need a lawyer?
Road Traffic Offences and Instructing a Specialist Lawyer There are road traffic offences in which there is no need toRead more.