Are you at risk of losing your driving licence due to a Penalty Points Disqualification? All motorists are, potentially, at risk of a penalty points… Read More »How To Avoid a Penalty Points Disqualification
Introduction Speeding is perhaps the most common of motoring offences. It can be dealt with by way of a speed awareness course, a conditional penalty… Read More »You have been caught speeding at way above the limit. Can you save your driving licence?
Introduction If you have been charged by the police with a drink or drug driving offence you will have been bailed to attend a Magistrates’… Read More »Drink or Drug Driving – Have you been charged? If so, what should you do next?
Introduction – Sentences The sting of a speeding accusation often comes with the threat of disqualification or the feared addition of 3-6 penalty points on… Read More »Have you broken the speed limit? How should you react?
Introduction These notices are intended to reduce the need for Defendants to attend court by enabling motorists to convey essential information to the court by… Read More »You have received a Single Justice Procedural Notice. How should you respond?
Introduction Every week numerous motorists receive unwelcome news in the post ie that the police are considering prosecuting them for one or more motoring offences. … Read More »Have you received a Notice of Intended Prosecution?
Introduction – Penalties Conviction for speeding results either in an immediate disqualification from driving or the endorsement of between 3-6 penalty points on your driving… Read More »Accused of Speeding? What should you do next?
Introduction The sentencing power of the court ranges from disqualification from driving to endorsing your record with penalty points. The court will also fine you.… Read More »You face prosecution for speeding. How can you avoid a disqualification from driving?
Introduction When motorists have 12 or more penalty points endorsed on their driving licences, for offences committed within 3 years of each other, they face… Read More »Penalty Points Disqualification – Is a 6 month Ban Inevitable?
Is there a margin of tolerance within which motorists can exceed speed limits and yet expect to avoid prosecution? The National Police Chiefs’ Council issues… Read More »Speeding, penalty tickets, and the Law: How to lose your Driving Licence
Introduction This is one sanction that is feared by a large proportion of motorists. It comes into play whenever a motorist has 12 or more… Read More »Penalty Points Disqualifications – Exceptional Hardship
How should you plead? You’re accused of speeding at well above the limit. You’ve the choice to admit or deny the allegation. If you’re going… Read More »Speeding Offences – How to save your Driving Licence
We constantly receive enquiries from people who have already pleaded, or intend to plead, ‘Not Guilty’. Not infrequently a short discussion reveals that callers would… Read More »The 3 worst reasons for pleading ‘Not Guilty’?
You are facing a Motoring Offence? Should you engage a lawyer and, if so, should it be a solicitor or a barrister?
Introduction If the matter you face can be dealt with by the endorsement of penalty points and a fine without the need for you to… Read More »You are facing a Motoring Offence? Should you engage a lawyer and, if so, should it be a solicitor or a barrister?
The New Drivers’ Law New Drivers are obliged to serve a period of probation which lasts 2 years from the time they pass their tests.… Read More »New Drivers: How to avoid revocation of Driving Licence
I have been caught speeding. What can I expect? Suppose you have been caught red-handed at the wheel of a speeding car by the police… Read More »Speeding Summons – Kent Magistrates’ Courts
An official looking Notice has arrived in the post. You are really busy and the allegation looks to be relatively insignificant. You decide to deal… Read More »Motoring Offence Prosecutions: The 5 Worst Mistakes You Can Make
Understand the Charge Many drivers don’t take enough care to understand the charge. For example, motorists often confuse Drink Driving with Drunk in Charge. The… Read More »Top Tips to obtain a better outcome if facing a motoring offence
The Problem Faye had been caught speeding at 94mph in a 50 mph limit. She expected to be disqualified from driving but wanted the period… Read More »New Driver – Speeding at close to double the speed limit
What should you do next? A surprisingly large number of people put their heads in the sand hoping it will all go away. If you… Read More »You have received a Single Justice Procedural Notice (SJPN)