Being accused of any Motoring Offence can be extremely worrying and stressful. However, our solicitors can with advice and support every step of the way.
Our team is available 24 hours a day and can be by your side representing you and your case.
There is a broad range of offences that come within the scope of a motoring offence. There may be more than one offence that covers particular behaviour. Motoring offences range from ‘document’ offences, for example when a person fails to produce a copy of their driving licence or other documents, to cases involving the death of another person.
Examples of motoring offences;
- using your mobile phone behind the wheel,
- careless driving,
- dangerous driving,
- drink driving,
- drug driving,
- driving without insurance,
- having the incorrect care seat for your child.
Offences can come under either the category of ‘minor offence’ or ‘major offence’ – each type being dealt with very differently. Most of the driving offences that can be treated with an FPN are classed as ‘minor’. These include low-level speeding, driving without an MOT and using a handheld phone behind the wheel. All minor offences must be declared to your insurance company.
The most serious of offences, including driving while under the influence of alcohol or dangerous driving, will be dealt with at magistrates’ court. It’s advised that you seek legal advice from a solicitor before going to court, especially if you’re intending to plead ‘not guilty’.
When you’re in court, magistrates will consider your driving record, the circumstances surrounding the event and any mitigating circumstances you have provided. If they impose a fine, it might be dependent on your income and ability to pay off the penalty.
For some offences – generally, those which won’t result in a ban – you don’t need to attend court on the day, and you can provide your plea by letter.
Mike and Morgan helped my partner prove himself innocent and be acquitted of driving whilst disqualified charges by the police. With my partner who has a previous record, we would have found it hard to prove his innocence due to the perception the court and justice system would have had! My partner could have been looking at a custodial sentence but with Mike and Morgan’s help, he was found innocent and acquitted.