We recognise how vital your driving licence is to you and have the expertise and skill to keep you on the road
If you are facing any type of motoring prosecution, we can help. You may have received a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) through the post and are unsure of the next steps, in this case it is always advisable to seek the assistance of a motoring offence solicitor.
This assistance may simply come in the form of reassurance from us, as the motoring offence may simply require a fine to paid. However, as the fear of the unknown is often the cause of undue stress and worry, if you do require representation, then we will support and guide you from the moment you call until, the matter is concluded. We have experience in successfully arguing Exceptional Hardship cases to enable you to avoid a ‘totting up’ disqualification and putting forward Special Reasons to avoid points or a disqualification.
Points, Hardship and Disqualification
‘Totting up’ relates to the points on your licence over a three-year period. If you receive the maximum number of points (twelve) within that timeframe then you can be liable for automatic disqualification, which will be for at least six months. However, if your motoring offence is deemed serious enough then the courts can issue a disqualification, even if you have less than twelve points on your licence.
Exceptional Hardship cases can sometimes be argued if you have reached twelve points on your licence and are facing a potential disqualification. However, it has to be proved losing your licence will have extreme negative effects on your private or working life for you, or your dependants, and proof of this will be required. If this is successful, then the length of ban could be reduced or quashed altogether.
We understand that being on the verge of losing your licence can have devastating consequences for yourself, your family and your employers/employees. The true cost of losing your licence can be extreme, not only financially but also on your health and self-esteem.
A driving ban and the length of time it is issued for will depend on the severity of your motoring offence, and even when your ban is lifted the points or endorsements can stay on your licence for up to eleven years. This can have a negative effect in the long term on any future insurance premiums. You may also have to re-sit your driving test again when you reapply to have your licence reinstated.
Why Choose Sarah Waddington Solicitors for Motoring and Driving Offences Legal Advice
We are highly dedicated and experienced in Road Traffic and Motoring Offences. Road Traffic Law can be complex and varied. Working throughout the country we aim to make the whole process simple, guiding you from when you first receive notice of intended prosecution/summons, through to representing you in court.
We offer professional advice for a range of motor offences and driving related matters from speeding, using a mobile telephone, drink driving, careless driving, to the more serious motoring offences of dangerous driving and death by dangerous driving. We will make the costs implication very clear from the outset and offer a highly skilled, affordable service.
We regularly advise on the following motoring offences:
• Failing to provide driver identity/nominate driver
• Driving without insurance
• Permitting someone to drive without insurance
• Driving without a licence
• Failing to stop/ report an accident
• Penalty Points & totting up
• Dangerous Driving
• Fatal Road Traffic Offences
• Drink Driving/ driving whilst unfit
• Using a mobile telephone whilst driving
• Any other endorsable offences
• Special reasons/ exceptional hardship
Contact Us Today
Contact Sarah Waddington Solicitors today by calling us direct on 01924 675039 or emailing us on [email protected]. Alternatively Send us a message and one of our specialist motoring solicitors will be in touch with you shortly.
Remember, there is no obligation to instruct us so contact us now for your free consultation.