The Single Justice Procedure A single justice procedure notice is a notice which is sent by post under a relatively
Have you received a Notice of Intended Prosecution? If you have received a notice of intended prosecution you may be
Did you realise it may not be inevitable for you to lose your licence even with 12 penalty points? You
Speeding at 127mph, surely this Defendant would lose his licence? Recently I advised a client who had been clocked Speeding
Introduction Jamie had been caught speeding at 101 mph and had now received a Single Justice Procedure Notice. At that
You’ve been charged with drink driving and been given a court date. What should you do now? Don’t panic. Yes,
The law on mobile phones (and other data transmission devices) has changed with effect from 25.3.22. Sunil Rupasinha featured live
From when is the new law in force? The new law applies from 25.3.22. Offences committed prior to this date
Introduction This is one sanction that is feared by a large proportion of motorists. It comes into play whenever a
Introduction Motorists often ask how much can one drink without exceeding the legal limit. The answer varies from person to
How should you plead? You’re accused of speeding at well above the limit. You’ve the choice to admit or deny
We constantly receive enquiries from people who have already pleaded, or intend to plead, ‘Not Guilty’. Not infrequently a short
You are facing a Motoring Offence? Should you engage a lawyer and, if so, should it be a solicitor or...
Introduction If the matter you face can be dealt with by the endorsement of penalty points and a fine without
The New Drivers’ Law New Drivers are obliged to serve a period of probation which lasts 2 years from the
On Monday 6th September, 2021, the programme featured a discussion about speed limits, their enforcement and whether the penalties are
I have been caught speeding. What can I expect? Suppose you have been caught red-handed at the wheel of a
The Allegation Khurram, was accused of going through a red light. His accuser was a police officer who had been
An official looking Notice has arrived in the post. You are really busy and the allegation looks to be relatively
You have been accused of drink driving. What should you do next? The unthinkable has happened; you consider yourself a
Understand the Charge Many drivers don’t take enough care to understand the charge. For example, motorists often confuse Drink Driving
The Problem Faye had been caught speeding at 94mph in a 50 mph limit. She expected to be disqualified from
What should you do next? A surprisingly large number of people put their heads in the sand hoping it will
How should you choose the driving offence solicitor to represent you? You have just found out that you are being
The Law in Practice Driving without insurance is a strict liability offence. This means that one can commit the offence
Should you Admit or Deny the offence? You are being investigated by the police for drink driving. You face loss
One day Nikki took the children to the shops in the family car which was registered in her partner’s name
Edward received a Notice of Intended Prosecution advising him that consideration was being given to prosecuting the driver of a
If you are being investigated for a motoring offence, anything from a drink drive related allegation to one of failing
The Rule It is the law that anyone who accumulates 12 or more relevant penalty points on their driving licence
Drink or Drug Driving is never worth it. Sometimes you, or other innocent people, could be seriously injured (or worse).
Anyone who has 6 or more penalty points endorsed on his or her driving licence for offences committed within 2
How Alvinne saved both her driving licence (and her livelihood) The Issue Any motorist whose driving licence is endorsed with
Jake was accused of driving without due care and attention. He admitted overtaking a van on his way to work
The Law provides that if a ‘new’ driver has 6 or more penalty points endorsed i.e. within 24 months of
All those who have 12 penalty points endorsed on their driving licences for offences committed within 3 years of each
This article sets out what you can and cannot do with a mobile phone when you are driving. Did you
All you need to know about Penalty Points Disqualifications and how they can be avoided.
Everything you must know before you choose the solicitors' firm to represent you.
The police stopped Charlie Ritcher in central London and accused him of using his mobile phone whilst driving. (This was
This deals with the most important things you must know before you complete the Notice.
Jim had been seen using a mobile phone by a police officer when he was stationary at traffic lights....Read this to
This article discusses how this offence is committed and the defences to the allegation.
It is a troubling thought that prosecution for a single motoring offence can result in disqualification from driving. Even something
This article explains how you can fill out the Notice if you have been accused of speeding.
David received a Notice of Intended Prosecution advising him that consideration was being given to prosecuting him for Dangerous Driving,
This is a case study of a client who managed to avoid a disqualification in court despite speeding far in
Did you know that misleading the police as to who was driving your car could lead to you being prosecuted
This is a case study of a client who was accused of using his phone by the police. It explains
How getting the right advice on how to plead and present his case saved this man's driving licence.
This offence can be considered as worse than taking and providing a positive sample as it involves trying to obstruct
Sometimes fear of the penalty ie risk of loss of licence tempts people to plead 'Not Guilty' when they don't
This article explains the pitfalls you face when completing such a Notice.
A case of fixed penalty tickets and a well constructed exceptional hardship argument David had received 3 fixed penalty tickets
This case study explains how this client avoided a 6 month ban thereby saving his business in the process.
Section 172 Notice Section 172 of the Road Traffic Act, 1988, gives the police the power to serve a Notice
Dominic King interviews our Motoring Offence Barrister on BBC Radio Kent's Drivetime programme.
The Penalty for driving without insurance If you are convicted of this offence you can be sentenced by way of
This blog explains just how severe the penalties for Drink Driving can be.
What is the trial procedure if you accused of driving without due care and attention? How to avoid conviction. Firstly
This article explains the 'employment' defence to allegations of driving without insurance.
This article explains which factors you should take into account when choosing a lawyer to Advise and Represent you.
Drinking and driving, why you shouldn’t have ‘one more for the road’… For anyone convicted of drinking and driving the
If you have received a notice requiring you to provide details of the driver you could be in a quandary.
‘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 at
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.
Did you know that you can apply for the early return of your licence following a disqualification? If you have
This is a relatively recent choice available to clients explaining the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Consider 'success rates' claims very carefully. Do they conceal more than they reveal?
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=0ZOFjbGqq0gRequest A Telephone
How much is your driving licence worth to you? Can you put a value on it?
You are probably ‘Guilty’ of careless driving more often than you realise Definition: S3 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 creates
If you are at risk of losing your driving licence for speeding you should read this before you go to
Road Traffic Offences and Instructing a Specialist Lawyer There are road traffic offences in which there is no need to