JD Solicitors specialist motoring offence solicitors understand every element of road traffic law.
If you’re being questioned or have been charged with an offence, allow us to represent you and ensure you have experts working for you that know how to defend you and your driving licence.
Our specialist motoring offence solicitors have decades of experience in successfully defending against motoring offence prosecutions for clients throughout England and Wales.
Offences are a common occurrence and can be challenging for those whose livelihood depend on the ability to drive. Our solicitors have an excellent track record in helping people to retain their licence, reducing time spent disqualified and getting back their licence much earlier.
Sometimes offences can be minor, in other cases offences and the consequences can be far more serious and severe. If you have received a notice of intended prosecution or contacted by the police, we can advise you on the best course of action to take from the options available to you.
The offences listed below are just a small number of the types of offences we frequently cover.
Should you be at risk of being charged with or questioned for any motoring offence, please contact the JD team today.
We provide a ‘fixed fee’ service for motoring offences rather than charging by the hour which will be explained at the outset, during our initial consultation, and before any work is undertaken.
This ‘fixed fee’ will only change if there are substantial differences in the original information provided, or if your instructions change considerably, or your case unexpectedly becomes complex, thereby requiring significant extra work to be undertaken than that was originally anticipated at the time of acceptance of instructions.
Examples of the incurrence of additional cost would be further service of substantial evidence or the need to instruct expert witnesses or Counsel. Clients will always be informed of any potential extra charges before they are incurred.
All of these issues would be discussed during a free initial consultation on the phone.
As stated, JD Solicitors Fixed Fee Agreement may be subject to a review of your circumstances and case as a whole, as your matter progresses, but we will always discuss these and any other funding arrangements appropriate to the nature of legal services you seek, when necessary.
Please feel free to contact our Motoring Team who will be happy to speak to you.
*Fees listed are subject to location
When proceeding through speed checks if you feel you may have been detected exceeding the speed limit there is no way to find out whether or not that is the case, until you receive a notice of intended prosecution.
A notice of intended prosecution has to be served to the registered owner of the vehicle’s address within 14 days of the alleged offence being committed.
If you have not received a notice of intended prosecution within 14 days then it is unlikely that you will be prosecuted for this matter.
The notice of intended prosecution will be sent to the address of the registered owner of the vehicle. If this is the company vehicle then it will usually be sent to the leasing company, then to the company and then to an individual.
The 14 days starts running from the date of the offence and as long as the notice of intended prosecution is sent to the registered owner within 14 days, that will mean that a prosecution can be pursued even though the driver may not receive a notice of intended prosecution within those 14 days.
You should contact our specialist traffic lawyers as a matter of urgency. We find many cases where the prosecution is still being pursued even though it is outside the statutory time limits. By evaluating the documentation you have received and contacting the agency directly, we can often avoid Court proceedings and the imposition of any penalty points on a licence.
If you are to be prosecuted for an alleged traffic offence you will receive a fixed penalty notice through the post.
This can come within 6 months after the commission of the offence. This notice will offer you an opportunity to take a fixed penalty or contest the matter and go to Court.
If you wish to contest the matter then you should contact a solicitor as a matter of urgency so that you can be advised of your prospects of success and the technical legal matters that need to be discussed in relation to these matters.
If you are accepting a fixed penalty, and add penalty points to your licence which amount to 12 or more, effectively you will not be able to accept the fixed penalty.By returning the information and accepting the fixed penalty you will be summoned to Court and effectively have to argue to keep your licence on specific legal grounds, such as exceptional hardship.
Once a person reaches 12 penalty points they will have to go to Court to argue whether or not they keep their licence.
If you have more than one traffic offence pending it is in your interest to have all matters brought together and dealt with on one occasion.
An argument to keep your licence after accruing 12 penalty points can only be used once in any three year period. Therefore it is imperative that you have all pending traffic matters dealt with on one occasion, otherwise you may be excluded from using the same argument again.
If you are due to go before the Court and you feel there is a risk of you acquiring 12 or more penalty points please contact us as soon as possible in order for us to prepare your case and assist you in keeping your licence.
Our specialist motoring offence lawyers are here and on hand to assist you in your time of need. Simply fill out the form below and one of our team will be in touch imminently to discuss your case.