Criminal Defence and Road Traffic Specialist

Services – Road Traffic

We appreciate that your driving licence is important to you.
A disqualification, or even the imposition of penalty points, can have a devastating impact on you, your family and your job.

If you have been charged with an offence of drink driving you will know that if you plead guilty or are found guilty following a trial the Magistrates must impose a driving ban. A disqualification is mandatory unless you can establish that there are special reasons not to impose a ban. We can advise you whether or not you have a defence, and if not whether there are special reasons which can be advanced which will persuade the Court to let you continue driving.

Other offences, such as speeding, carry either a disqualification or penalty points. If convicted, the Magistrates will decide which penalty to impose depending on the facts of your case. We can advise you whether you have a defence and help you to present your case in Court. If you decide to plead guilty, or are convicted at trial, we will endeavour to achieve the best possible outcome for you by putting forward your explanation.

You may face a disqualification as a result of the number of points that you have on your licence, this is sometimes referred to as “totting”. If at any time during a three year period you have 12 or more points on your licence the Court must consider imposing a driving ban for at least 6 months unless you are able to persuade the Court that you will suffer “exceptional hardship”. We can assist in presenting your exceptional hardship argument to the Court.

Public Funding is sometimes, but rarely, available for Road Traffic cases. We can advise you on whether you would qualify. If you do not we can represent you privately and will advise you, in advance, of our fees. We try to ensure that our fees remain reasonable and competitive.

Contact us:
01483 300905 (Guildford)
01483 730092 (Woking)
01256 693140 (Basingstoke)