Driving Offence Solicitors for Road Traffic Offences
The specialist team of Driving Offence Solicitors at Draycott Browne is dedicated to providing you with the highest level of motoring law expertise.
We have practised motoring law since 1998, so, should you need our help, you can rest assured you have an experienced and committed team of solicitors behind you.
A car is precious to us all and in many cases invaluable. You do not have to lose your licence just because you have broken the law. If your penalty points are likely to exceed the usual 12-point limit, we can argue special reasons not to endorse or exceptional hardship.
Disqualification from driving can have an enormous impact on your work and family life. You could even lose your job. There are more speed cameras on our roads than ever before, a momentary lapse of concentration can have catastrophic consequences.
Our specialist Driving Offence Solicitors know how to present mitigating circumstances to help you avoid conviction, or in the event you are convicted, keep the penalties to a minimum.
If you are facing charges related to motoring law and want advice from the experts, call Draycott Browne on +44 (0)161 228 2244 or fill in our online contact form.
Our motoring law services
Our Driving Offence Solicitors are here to help you with all your motoring law needs. We specialise in driving offences including:
- Careless driving
- Drink driving offences
- Drug driving offences
- Dangerous driving
- Death by dangerous driving defence
- Driving without insurance offences
- Fault liability disputes
- Mobile phone offences
- Speeding offences
- Totting up bans
What is a Notice of Intended Prosecution?
A Notice of Intended Prosecution is issued by the police to inform a potential defendant that they may be prosecuted for a motoring offence. This won’t necessarily happen, but under s1 Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988, the police are legally required to inform you within 14 days of an alleged offence.
The purpose of the notice is to ensure that sufficient warning is given to the registered keeper that their car has been involved in a motoring offence, and provides an opportunity to identify the driver of the vehicle at the time.
You are legally obliged to respond to an NIP that is addressed to you, even if you weren’t the driver or you believe there’s been a mistake.
What are the penalties for a driving offence?
The courts decide what sentence to impose for a driving offence according to the specific circumstances of the case taking into account any mitigating factors. The police hand out on the spot fines for the less serious offences, while the most serious offences could lead to a prison sentence.
The penalties you could face include one or more of the following:
- A fine
- Points on your licence
- A driving ban
- A custodial sentence
There are also likely to be knock-on effects of being prosecuted for a driving offence. You may get a criminal record, which may cause problems when seeking employment, and you may find it difficult (or much more expensive) to get car insurance in the future.
HOW WE CAN HELP
At Draycott Browne, we understand how stressful it can be facing charges of motoring offences, especially if losing your licence will mean a loss of livelihood and independence. We are here to fight your corner and have a proven track record of successfully defending a range of motoring offences.
We can provide you with all the necessary guidance and advice on your case and the possible outcomes, as well as putting together an effective defence strategy to represent you in court. We have helped hundreds of clients avoid disqualification and many of our cases have been dropped by the prosecution without coming to trial.
By instructing Draycott Browne, you can be assured that you have a team of highly skilled legal professionals working on your behalf, who will take a robust and proactive approach to ensure the best possible outcome for your situation.
EXPERT LEGAL SERVICES available 24/7
If you or a loved one has been arrested on motoring law charges, you should not hesitate to call us at the earliest possible opportunity. Our solicitors are on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ready to assist you at the police station after your arrest.
While at the station, our solicitors will advise you on what to say and liaise with the police on your behalf. It is our job to ensure you are treated fairly and that your rights are respected throughout your time in custody.
Help with legal fees
Arrests can be unexpected, and therefore you may not have the funds to pay for legal help. However, our service, at the police station, is free at the point of delivery, meaning we will provide our services to anyone in need of our help.
You may also be eligible to receive legal aid, helping you to pay any legal fees incurred. Our solicitors will guide you through the legal aid application process, ensuring you have the best possible chance of receiving the funds you need to get the highest level of legal representation.
CONTACT Our Driving Offence Solicitors TODAY
When faced with prosecution over a driving offence, it is crucial that you seek the best criminal defence representation available to you. Even a minor driving offence could result in disqualification under the totting up procedure. We can help.
Our Driving Offence specialists are part of our wider, and nationally recognised team of expert criminal solicitors in Manchester. We are highly regarded across the legal profession and noted for consistently excellent results. Our specialist Motoring Offence Solicitors possess a high degree of technical knowledge that will provide you with the quality you deserve in your legal representation.
We take great pride in our dedication and professionalism and are committed to achieving the best result possible for all of our clients. As one of the principal criminal defence law firms in the country, we will work tirelessly on your behalf, with an attention to detail and tenacity that is second to none, to ensure you have a strong and effective defence.
With your licence or liberty at stake, you cannot afford to settle for anything less than Draycott Browne and the quality legal representation our team provides.
If you or a loved one are seeking first-class legal advice and representation from experienced Driving Offence Solicitors, call Draycott Browne today on +44 (0)161 228 2244.