Road Traffic – The Specialist Motoring Offence Solicitors
The law surrounding road traffic matters is increasingly complex. Anybody facing points on their licence would benefit from specialist advice as soon as possible. This is particularly important for those who drive for a living and new drivers.
We are specialists in exceptional hardship. By law if you accumulate 12 penalty points or more within a 3 year period you will be summonsed to appear before the Magistrates Court to face disqualification for a minimum period of 6 months. This is commonly known as “totting” up.
Many motorist find themselves in this position and are not aware that they can make an application to the Court to ask them not to disqualify them on the grounds of “exceptional hardship”. Exceptional hardship would usually involve real hardship to the motorist or other people who will be affected if the motorist is disqualified. Courts often hear these applications and always examine any request not to disqualify a motorist. It is therefore important that any application is thoroughly prepared and presented alongside any supporting evidence.
We can offer both advice and representation on all motoring matters including:
• “totting” up procedures
• Careless driving
• Dangerous driving
• Death by careless/dangerous driving
• Excess alcohol driving or in charge
• Using a mobile phone whilst driving
• Failing to give details of a driver
• Failing to provide a specimen
• Fail to stop after an accident or report an accident
We have an impressive record for successfully arguing exceptional hardship and avoiding disqualification.
We can also offer advice on the new driver provisions and when a new driver is at risk of losing their licence.
Asking for advice as soon as you become aware of a problem could not only save you money but could also save your driving licence and livelihood.
We offer expert representation and free independent advice at the police station 24 hours a day.
We offer specialist expertise relating to road traffic law – simplifying complex matters and protecting your driving licence.
Our out of hours number for emergency assistance and advice which includes bank holidays and weekend is 01702 342525.
Need to speak to us in working hours? Call us now and ask for the Motoring Offence Team. Meet the Motoring Offence Team below. We're on your side!