Road Traffic Offences

Road traffic offences can range from low-level speeding, using your mobile telephone whilst driving, to more serious offences such as drink driving or drug driving, careless driving, dangerous driving and sadly, cases resulting in the death or serious injury of another road user.  Many minor infringements only result in a fine and penalty points on your licence. The more serious offences may involve disqualification from driving, but also a punishment for those convicted, in the form of a community sentence or in the most extreme cases, a custodial sentence.

Road traffic and driving laws are somewhat complex and often hinge on the facts of any individual case.  An individual is often concerned about the consequences of losing their licence, as this may impact on their families, as well as their own ability to work and to get around.

If the police wish to interview you regarding an alleged road traffic, the interview will be conducted under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, even if this is at your home address or by the roadside. You will therefore be entitled to free and independent legal advice. We are able to represent you at any such interview and our services would be covered by the Legal Aid Scheme. Please note that even if the police describe it as a “voluntary interview”, this does not affect your right to free and independent legal advice. You have every right to tell the police that you do not agree to being interviewed, without such advice.

If the result of the police investigation is a prosecution, you will, in most cases, receive a summons to attend court. Legal Aid is not available for all driving matters, but we will be able to advise you as to whether an application can be made.

We are also happy to represent you on a private basis, to include an initial attendance, if you simply require advice on your case. Our fees are very competitive and we can offer a fixed fee service in most cases.

If you would like to ask any questions or to receive an estimate of costs, you can:-

  • Telephone our offices on 01323 720581 / 431292.
  • Email us by clicking Contact us.
  • Arrange to see somebody face to face either at our offices or we will come to see you. There is no extra charge for a home visit for elderly or disabled people. We can arrange appointments outside office hours.