Defence for Driving Offences

Updated on Monday 25th July 2016

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Driving offences in the UK can be quite serious issues, leading to losing your driving license or even years of imprisonment in the most severe cases. If you are charged with a driving offence, it is recommended to be represented by an experienced defence solicitor in London who possesses in depth knowledge of the road traffic legislation in the UK.

Here are some of the most common types of driving offences committed in the UK.

Drinking and driving

Drinking and driving can be a serious road traffic offence in the UK, resulting in being charged a fine, a custodial sentence (a sentence which can consist of custody in prison or another isolated therapeutic and/or educational institution) and the inherent disqualification. 

A defence solicitor in London can help you avoid the conviction or disqualification. Important aspects have to be considered in defence for such a driving offence, like for example whether it was you who was in fact driving the car, whether you were inside the car however and did not have the intention to drive, the police undertook the appropriate procedure and so on. All these aspects are important to establish whether in fact you were actually guilty, and if you were, we will be on your side to reduce the sentence or fine to the minimum possible.

Not providing the driver’s information

It is a driving offence in the UK not to provide the details on who was driving the car at the time the road traffic unlawful act was committed. This way, a basic speeding fine which would result in only three penalty points could be doubled. There are though certain circumstances to avoid a fine or penalty points for not providing the driver’s information. Our defence solicitors in London can provide more details on what these circumstances can consist of. 

Exceeding the legal speed limit

Exceeding the legal speed limit is one of the most common road traffic offences in the U.K. Even though this type of offence brings the lightest fines and penalties, they still can be a problem when searching for insurance, mainly if you gathered 12 points in three consecutive years.

The defence for this type of driving offence often times relies on the fact that not all cameras are correct and appropriately used. Sometimes these devices are not calibrated properly or the operator did not utilize them correctly. In such an event, alike many other situations, an experienced monitoring lawyer defending your case could help you avoid fines, penalties or even persecution.

If you find yourself in a situation in which you need defence for driving offences, our solicitors in London have the experience and knowledge to provide you with the legal assistance required in such cases. Please contact us for more information.


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