12 October 2022

Bad driving or bad luck, it’s always worth getting legal advice for a motoring offence

Woman in car

Most drivers have experienced that sinking feeling when you’re a little too late returning to a car park, or you’re not sure if a speed camera flashed you while you weren’t checking your speedometer.

From minor oversights to more serious incidents, motoring offences can have potentially devastating consequences, especially if you or your business depend on your ability to drive.

There are two types of motoring offences; civil and criminal. Criminally chargeable offences include speeding, dangerous driving, drunk driving, driving without insurance and driving whilst using a mobile phone. Civil actions include parking fines, trespassing and conversation.

No matter which type of offence, professional advice may reduce your penalty, save you from a ban or prevent points on your licence, whether you know you have done something wrong, or if you’re innocent. It’s always worth getting in touch. We also handle matters regarding the DVLA, including appeals to reinstate your driving licence.

Hiring a lawyer is not as expensive as you may think and it may save you much more than your possible penalty. At Wilkin Chapman, we will try to agree a fixed cost with you wherever possible so that there are no more unexpected surprises in store.

Using a vehicle can be of major importance, so as soon as you believe that yourself or your company may be facing trouble, it’s good to seek some initial guidance. We also offer advice if you think that one of your employees, family members or friends may be in trouble - the sooner you contact us, the better.

As one of the UK’s top 200 law firms, we have an excellent track record of helping people that have made driving errors. We work hard to enable our customers to avoid disqualification/prosecution and minimise penalties.

We offer a bespoke service in which we will meet with you beforehand and guide you through the process, ensuring that you’re comfortable and prepared.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about our motoring offence services please contact Alison Boffey. Alternatively, click here to view our motoring offence page.

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