motoring offence solicitors

Experienced in representing clients who have made driving errors to avoid disqualification and prosecution.

Track record

We have successfully succeeded in reducing or outright avoiding driving disqualifications for all our clients to date.

Discreet, friendly experts

We appreciate how traumatic and stressful a criminal charge can be.

High quality

We are not a rapid turnover law firm – we use our vast knowledge and work tirelessly for a positive result.

Our motoring offence solicitors

Our discreet motoring offences team represents clients including professionals and business owners, military personnel and people throughout the region who are facing many types of criminal charges including motoring offences such as totting up bans, and handle cases with sensitivity and understanding.

We have developed a speciality in working on driving offences and have an excellent track record in helping people who have made driving errors to avoid disqualification and prosecution – or minimise their penalty, even if guilty of the offence charged.

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What we can do for you

Our experience, attention to detail and knowledge of the law relating to all motoring offences distinguishes us from other firms offering services in this complex field.

If you have been charged with any offence such as;

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  • Speeding

  • Drink driving

  • Dangerous driving

  • A mobile phone driving offence

  • Failing to provide the required information to the police

  • Having accumulated the maximum points on your licence

Please pick up the phone and speak to us at the earliest opportunity, and we will endeavour to help and put your mind at ease where we can.

How much will it cost & how does it work?

Our rates reflect the quality of our service although they are still highly competitive.

Our motoring offence solicitors are here to represent and look after you if you are pleading guilty or not guilty to charges that are being dealt with in the magistrates' court, such as speeding, driving without insurance, drink driving and failing to provide information to the police.

  1. Fees

    Our total fees will depend on whether you are pleading guilty, advancing arguments as to reduce or avoid driving bans, or pleading not guilty.

  2. Guilty plea

    On average, this type of work takes between one and six hours to complete at an average hourly rate of £218.

    This means that on average costs are between £261.60 and £1,569.60, inclusive of VAT*. The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances of your case. Such as:

    • Whether you are also raising legal arguments as to avoid or reduce driving disqualification sentences and fines

    • Complex evidential or legal issues

    *VAT is currently charged at 20%

  3. Not guilty plea

    On average this type of work takes between three and 10 hours to complete at an average hourly rate of £218.

    This means that on average costs are between £784.80 and £2616 inclusive of *VAT. The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances of your case. Such as:

    • Complex legal or evidential issues

    • Length of trial

    • Number of defence witnesses being called

    • Expert evidence being needed

    *VAT is currently charged at 20%

How to avoid losing your driving licence

If your career is on the line or people rely on you to drive, please speak with us and we will do our utmost to help.

  1. Losing your licence

    Once you reach 12 or more penalty points on your licence over a three-year period, you can face what’s known as a ‘totting up’ disqualification which usually results in a driving ban of at least six months.

    In some cases, we can argue ‘exceptional hardship’ because being banned would have a significant detrimental effect on a person’s life. In extreme cases, the court can impose a shorter driving ban, or be persuaded to overturn the ban altogether.

  2. Driving offences

    Being charged with a driving offence may lead to the courts considering disqualifying you. Disqualification periods can last for years and have a serious impact on your life and those who rely on you.

    We understand that a driving licence can be vital – especially for work or caring for others. Even if you admit to the offence, we may be able to help you or even one of your employees avoid this.

  3. Totting up

    Traditionally, most people face a driving disqualification when they are reaching or exceeding 12 points on their licence through cumulative driving offences such as speeding. This is known as totting. You may also be charged with a single driving offence which carries a penalty of a driving disqualification.

    As a starting point, the courts must consider disqualifying you. We can advise on how you may be able to avoid losing your licence and can expertly represent you at court. We regularly appear in the magistrates’ courts, successfully arguing that clients should be able to retain their licences. In certain circumstances, we may be able to help you avoid a prosecution entirely. 

What is included?

Our motoring offence solicitors will first meet with you (which can be in person, over the phone or via media platform - whichever is your preference) and provide expert advice on a likely outcome and explain the court procedure.

Our fees and service include correspondence with the police and the Crown Prosecution Service, and attendance and representation at crown court or the magistrates' court.

This differs from other representation, in which you may only meet your lawyer on the day of your hearing. Our approach ensures we know all about you, your circumstances, and we aim to put your mind at ease before and during a hearing.

Having our involvement from an early stage, can also increase the likelihood of the prosecution against you being dropped entirely.

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How long will it take and what is the process?

This depends on whether you have yet received an initial court hearing date or not. On the assumption that you have already received the initial court date ordinarily;

  • We will meet with you to advise you on the evidence in the case and the legal position

  • We will take any necessary witness statements for you, and then liaise with the police and/or Crown Prosecution Service for you if necessary

  • If you are pleading guilty then there is usually only one hearing at the magistrate’s court listed in order to enter your plea, and to make such representations as to reduce your sentence (including the possibility of avoiding driving bans entirely!)

  • If you are pleading not guilty, then the initial hearing is ordinarily used to enter your not guilty plea and to set out the next steps prior to a later listed trial date. This usually takes around six months

We can provide you with advice at any stage, even prior to you receiving an initial court hearing date, and including any police station representation. We can then provide the advice throughout the matter, including representing you at hearings, or just at certain stages

Each case and therefore the procedure in each case can slightly differ, therefore please contact us to discuss the likely procedure of your specific case and how we can help you.

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Submit an enquiry and one of our team of experts will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your needs.

Or call the motoring offence team on 01472 253941

Looking for a police station representative?

Nichola Williamson
3 years’ experience – 1-year CPS
Following arrest and interview by police, Nichola can advise you (Private paying basis only)

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Senior Solicitor Alison Boffey 01472 253941 Grimsby
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