Receiving a motoring offence conviction can seriously affect your everyday life and can possibly have a negative impact on your employment, specifically if your employer requires you to have a clean driving licence. The court can fine you, and endorse your driving license with penalty points once you are convicted of a motoring offence. Each endorsement code has a specific number of penalty points, ranging from 1-11 depending on the type of motoring offence and individual circumstances involved. These points can remain on your licence for up to 11 years. If you receive a disqualification, this will stay on your record for a period of 4 years. The convictions are different if the Magistrates Court or Crown Court prove that you have been caught:
The minimum penalty for speeding in the UK is a £100 fine and 3 penalty points added to your driving licence. Depending on the severity of the case or if you are a repeat offender you could be disqualified if you tot up 12 points within a 3-year period.
Drink driving is a serious criminal offence in the UK. Most motorists understand that if they are issued with a drink driving offence they will get a drink driving ban upon conviction. First time motoring offenders may face between 12 months to 3 years’ disqualification, depending on the severity of the case. Motorists who have received a drink driving conviction may also receive a maximum penalty of up to £5,000 fine or up to 6 months’ imprisonment. Defendants can also receive 3-11 penalty points on their driving license. If you are a repeat offender within a 10-year period, you may face up to 5 years’ disqualification for driving above the legal drink limit. Contact one of our motoring offence lawyers today to receive legal advice and financial support that can minimise your costs upfront. We will guide you to one of our expert solicitors or barristers. Call us on 020 3376 1888.
The penalty for driving without due care and attention has been recently revised, with a maximum penalty of £5,000 and 3-9 points on the motorists driving licence. However, this can be subject to change in more serious circumstances, where the court may choose to give higher penalties and higher fines. A defendant can’t go to prison for careless driving but may receive disqualification, and asked to repeat their driving test depending on the severity of the case.
Dangerous driving is the most serious motoring offence and should not be taken lightly. There is an unlimited fine for dangerous driving, set by the Magistrates Court or the Crown Court depending on individual circumstances that surround the case. If you are charged with a dangerous driving offence you can face from 3-11 penalty points on your driving licence, and up to 2 years in prison. Individuals may also be asked to re-sit their driving test before applying for the return of their licence. In the most severe cases where the individual has caused death by dangerous driving, they can expect to serve between 1-14 years in prison, and be disqualified for a minimum of 2 years. Talk to one of our motoring offence solicitors or barristers now, for advice and cost-effective payment solutions to help you through this process on 020 3376 1888.
If you find yourself facing prosecution for a motoring offence, a solicitor or barrister specialising in this area can help in providing appropriate advice and representation that will increase your chances of a better outcome.
Our panel of nationwide motoring offence solicitors and barristers are highly experienced in dealing with all types of road traffic offences and can assist you throughout every stage of your motoring offence case.
If you are currently facing penalty points from the Magistrates Court or Crown Court, we can offer you confidential advice and support with the following:
- Speeding offences
- Drink driving
- Careless driving charge
- Dangerous driving
We understand that this can be a complex and daunting legal process. If you wish to contest your motoring offence allegation, we are committed to providing you with comprehensive legal advice that builds a strong defence from the outset.
You may find that you need some financial assistance during your motoring offence process. Our legal experts offer cost-effective payment plans to cover your legal costs, so you can get the support you require – without the need for large payments upfront.
If you have already appointed a lawyer to your case, we can still offer you a payment plan solution and make all the necessary arrangements between you and your motoring offence lawyer on your behalf. Please feel free to call one of our legal representatives in motoring offences today to receive trusted legal advice and support on 020 3376 1888.
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