Is it an offence to use a mobile phone whilst driving?

Is it an offence to use a mobile phone whilst driving?

A Shock for the Police A recent appeal has clarified the law in a way which to some will seem surprising (including the Crown Prosecution Service and the Police!)  The law prohibits the use of a handheld phone whilst driving. However, up until now the police and CPS...
Motoring Offence Solicitors Kent – What you must know

Motoring Offence Solicitors Kent – What you must know

You are being prosecuted for a motoring offence. You either did not do it or wish to admit it but cannot afford to be disqualified. Or, perhaps you are unsure if you have a valid ‘defence’ to the charge. You are feeling anxious as you cannot afford to lose your...
Have you received a Single Justice Procedural Notice?

Have you received a Single Justice Procedural Notice?

First the good news: these Notices are used for non-imprisonable offences such as careless driving or speeding (rather than failing to stop after an accident or drink driving, for example).  But, you still need to take great care over how you complete the Notice as...
Are you at risk of losing your driving licence?

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 something as simple as a first speeding offence, if it is about 30mph or more above the limit, can result in an immediate...
How Should I Respond to A Notice of Intended Prosecution?

How Should I Respond to A Notice of Intended Prosecution?

Notices of Intended Prosecution and S172 Road Traffic Act Notices Introduction When there is an incident involving one or more motorists someone may make a report to the police. If the police decide to enquire they will often serve a S172 Notice under the Road Traffic...