Road Traffic Solicitors London and Motoring Offence Lawyers in South East London
Being able to drive is often vital for work, and most of us need a driving licence to carry on with our everyday lives. If you are charged with a road traffic offence it is important to seek legal advice from a lawyer.
As specialist motoring solicitors, we represent clients being prosecuted for all types of motoring offences.
Most of us have never been in trouble with the Police or the Courts before, and being prosecuted can be extremely daunting. The potential consequences of being convicted can be serious, from the risk of losing your licence or even your job.
Funding and Motoring Offences
Legal aid is not generally available for motoring offences, unless they are of the more serious kind.
We recognise how difficult it can be to finance Court proceedings for a motoring offence. We are flexible in the service we provide and whatever offence has been alleged offer pre-agreed fixed fees. Our fees are transparent ensuring you have peace of mind knowing the certainty of costs involved in running a private funded case.
Initial Advice / Consultation
If you are worried about any traffic related issues, please make an appointment to see one of our solicitors in an initial fixed-fee advice session.
We can make detailed representations to the CPS to try and get them to withdraw the proceedings without the need for trial. This is often called ‘making representations to the police’. – Representation at court is not included £500 plus VAT.
In some instances we may be able to prepare written submissions in your name for you to submit to Court without a lawyer representing you at court.
We will analyse the evidence before preparing written submissions to mitigate on your behalf and try persuade the Court not to impose a discretionary ban – Representation at court is not included. £700 plus VAT
Written Exceptional Hardship/Special Reasons Argument
We will prepare your exceptional hardship argument and present it to the magistrates in writing. Then, we’ll fully prepare you in relation to what to expect when you get to court. Representation at court is not included. £700 plus VAT.
Representation at Court
All of the above, plus representation at Court by an expert Barrister. Between £2,000.00 – £2,500.00 plus VAT to include a specialist Barrister to represent you at any preliminary hearing
If you instruct us at short notice just before a hearing or in connection with several allegations or the Court dealing with your case is in a remote location, then there will be an increase to the fees quoted above.
We will fully prepare your case for trial and where necessary seek to apply for adjournment and deal with issues in relation to disclosure. We will give you our best estimate when you instruct and continue to provide cost information and updates throughout your case.
It can often be difficult to accurately predict the total cost of a case from the outset since many factors can come into play which can have an effect on the complexity of the case. Factors include the number of witnesses you have to support your defence, whether a medical or other expert needs to be instructed and whether complex legal or technical arguments need to be advanced.
How we can help
Being convicted of a driving offence is potentially life changing. At AS Solicitors in Lewisham, Lee Green, London, Lee Green, SE12 we provide a bespoke service to individuals being prosecuted for driving offences.
We can help by challenging the charge so that the allegation is dropped. If we are not able to do this we can arrange for representation at Court and instruct one of our expert barristers to successfully advocate your defence. You are more likely to have a successful outcome if the facts are clearly and persuasively presented by an experienced advocate at a hearing.
If you are charged with a motoring offence, we can help you with the following:
- Initial advice on sentencing guide lines and the prospect of success.
- Preparing written Representations
- Preparing written submissions to Court
- Preparing for trial
- Representing you at Magistrates Court and Crown Court
Establishing a good defence is the key to a successful case. We scrutinize every detail of evidence to ensure it is properly obtained, accurate and reliable. Where there is a risk of disqualification we ensure points are kept to a minimum.
We can advise you whether there are any mitigating factors which may persuade the Magistrates not to impose a ban or to keep any period of disqualification to a minimum. This could include evidence from the following:
- Your Employer – explaining the consequences of your disqualification
- Your Partner – detailing the consequences upon your family
- Third Parties who may be affected
We will fight to defend your licence, taking into account all the evidence against you. You can be assured our team will do their upmost, using their years of experience to defend you.
Driving Offences Listed below are some of the Driving Offences that our solicitors can assist you with:
- Careless Driving
- Dangerous Driving
- Death by Dangerous or Careless driving
- Driving whilst disqualified
- Driving without insurance
- Driving without a licence
- Driving without a valid MOT
- Drink driving
- Drug driving
- Endorsements and Penalty Points
- Exceptional hardship arguments
- Failing to stop after an accident and report
- Using a mobile phone whilst driving
- Traffic Light offences
If you are convicted of an offence in a Magistrates’ Court or Crown Court you will have a criminal conviction. Call us now on 020 8318 4345.
Sentencing Guidelines: https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/the-magistrates-court-sentencing-guidelines/
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