Don’t do nothing! Notices of intended prosecution are often accompanied by a s.172 notice, which requires you to give information relating to the identity of the driver of your car at a particular time. Failure to respond to that notice means you have committed a further offence for which your licence can be endorsed with 6 penalty points and a fine imposed. As soon as you receive the notice, contact us to get advice from a Road Law Barrister about your options.
Our fees are fixed; you are not charged extra for the time spent by your barrister preparing your case. The total cost will depend on the number of court appearances and whether your case is to be heard in the Magistrates’ or Crown Court. We are totally open about our fees, so there are no nasty surprises for you. Clickere to see our fee structure.
In the past anyone that had been accused of a motoring offence that was seeking legal advice or representation first needed to use the services of a motoring solicitor who would then engage the specialist services of a barrister. Since 2004 members of the public have been able to use direct access barrister.You will be hiring a legal specialist with experience and an expert knowledge of road traffic law.
In the past anyone that had been accused of a motoring offence that was seeking legal advice or representation first needed to use the services of a motoring solicitor who would then engage the specialist services of a barrister. Since 2004 members of the public have been able to directly access a barrister. You will be hiring a legal specialist with experience and an expert knowledge of road traffic law without needing a solicitor or paying any solicitor’s fees.
There are a number of potential ways of avoiding the imposition of penalty points on your licence. For example, if you plead not guilty and are acquitted of the allegation, there will be no penalty. Also, we frequently argue on behalf of our clients that there is a “special reason” relating to the offence that prevents the imposition of penalty points. To discuss how this could relate to your case, get in touch with one of our Road Law Barristers.
Appeals from the Magistrates’ Court are heard in the Crown Court. There is also a way of appealing to the High Court if the Magistrates have made a legal or procedural error. There are strict time limits on when an appeal from the Magistrates’ Court can be lodged, so you need to contact us sooner rather than later. Click here for more on how we can help with your appeal.
A Road Law Barrister would be happy to analyse your case papers and provide detailed advice, either during a face-to-face conference at our premises, over the telephone or via video link, for a one-off fee of £199 + VAT.
Yes, our road law barristers are available to represent clients with cases in Leeds, York, Bradford, Northallerton as well as throughout Yorkshire and the Humber.
Whether you’ve been stopped by the police, received a court summons or been charged with an offence, get in touch with us to see what your options are. We will be able to analyse your case and present your defence in a persuasive manner to help you achieve the best possible outcome. Whether you have been caught speeding, arrested on suspicion of drink driving, accused of dangerous driving or been accused of any other motoring offence, we have the expertise to help you keep your licence. View a complete list of the driving offences we can help you with.