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Motoring Offences

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
  • Speeding
  • 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!

Get in touch today

Our highly trained specialists are happy to advise.
Call us on 01702 338338 (Westcliff Office), 01277 500123 (Billericay Office) or 020 8049 5888 (Stratford Office).

Michelle Breindel
Crime & Motoring
Michelle Breindel
Partner
Head of Department
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Emma Grewock
Crime & Motoring
Emma Grewock
Partner
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Seth Collins
Crime & Motoring
Seth Collins
Senior Associate Solicitor
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Charlotte Davidson
Crime & Motoring
Charlotte Davison
Associate Solicitor
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serena
Crime & Motoring
Serena Berry
Associate Solicitor
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Laura Mcleod
Crime & Motoring
Laura Mcleod
Associate
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Amy Thomas
Crime & Motoring
Amy Thomas
Trainee Solicitor
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Madeleine Oakley
Crime & Motoring
Madeleine Oakley
Trainee Solicitor
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  • Michelle Breindel
    Michelle Breindel
    Crime & Motoring
    Thank you for your prompt and concise response.
    That certainly makes things very clear and straight forward.
    Overall thank you for all your help and advice……. Should I need a solicitor in the future I will be sure to call your firm
  • Laura Mcleod
    Laura Mcleod
    Crime & Motoring
    I must say how fantastic and strong you were yesterday a very professional and solid approach you delivered - who knows if you weren’t there what could have happened.  I thank you so much I really mean that .
    You had fire in your blood Laura, a no nonsense approach but professional at the same time, I was proud to have you supporting me.
    I’m trying to start life again today with a positive attitude as yours is.  It must be rewarding knowing you helped someone, who had no hope, no vision of the future, to turn it around for them as you have for me .
    Thank you so much I mean that.
  • Michelle Breindel
    Michelle Breindel
    Crime & Motoring
    I would like to congratulate the solicitor who represented me in Basildon Magistrates Court November the 18th. A very professional service I received and I was very pleased with the outcome. I would definitely use Paul Robinson solicitors again should I need to do so. Thank you very much and wishing you all the best for the future.
  • Emma Grewock
    Emma Grewock
    Crime & Motoring
    I just wanted to say a big thank you to you for all your work, support and patience during this difficult situation and time and thankyou today for all you did to achieve the result.
    I can't express how grateful I am for all that you have done and wish I could thank you more as there are not the words to describe the gratitude I feel. The relief from the months of worry is huge and I know there is now another journey but this is the best result we could have wished for. 
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