Motoring Offences

MOTORING OFFENCES

Mobility is important to business; whether for transportation of goods or for commuting to and from business meetings. Whether you are an owner of a fleet, or you work as a driver or you drive to work and for domestic purposes, we can provide you with first class legal advice and representation.

Our solicitors know that receiving post about a possible driving offence is distressing because a driving conviction will reduce your mobility, may increase your expenses and adversely affect your livelihood.

The good news is that the law does recognise that a person who is operating a motor vehicle may have a justifiable excuse for over speeding, for going through a red light and for any other traffic offence.

We will listen to you and receive information and details of what happened as far as you can recall. Your defence will depend on your instructions to us and we will advise you on the legal effect of the facts that you have presented. We will then go on to advise you on the best and the most effective ways that we can present these facts to a Magistrate or Judge so that you can avoid a conviction or a harsh penalty.

Obinna Baranta

Obinna Baranta

Partner

What can happen at Court when appearing for a Motoring Offence?

Experience tells us that when motoring offences are challenged at court it is often possible to avoid penalties and consequence by giving good reasons – with supporting evidence.

In cases where we cannot find sufficient evidence to defeat the offences alleged, we are able to use our persuasive skills to present a convincing mitigation. Mitigation is a plea to the court to apply a warning or a lighter punishment such as lower rate fine or warning to our client for a motoring offence.

Saving Our Clients’ Driving Licences

When our clients face a risk of disqualification from driving we take a very detailed and exhaustive approach to save driving licences.

For most people, a disqualification of themselves or one of their drivers from driving for any amount of time would impact not only upon their business or job but would also affect their personal lives.

For Mums and Dads, the need to drive to transport children to and from school and other activities is clearly fundamental. Others need to drive in order to support elderly parents and relatives with attendance at hospital appointments and other social events.

Our solicitors always concentrate on protecting your driving licence from points and preventing you from experiencing disqualification.

Contact us if you are at risk of being disqualified from driving for an alleged motoring offence.

We have the expertise to advise and represent you for the following motoring offences:

  • Speeding
  • Using a mobile phone whilst driving
  • Driving without insurance or without a licence
  • Careless driving
  • Driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs
  • Dangerous driving
  • Death by dangerous or careless driving
  • Driving whilst disqualified
  • Drunk in charge of a vehicle
  • Failing to stop
  • Failing to report an accident
  • Failing to identify a driver
  • Fixed Penalty Notices

Call our road traffic and speeding offences solicitors today on 079 443 45 443 for immediate help.

You can email the letters from the police and all your supporting documents to: info[at]libertybridge.co.uk or Contact Us

If you have been accused of a motoring offence or charged with a motoring offence, please do not hesitate to contact us for an initial consultation.

Our solicitors are always committed to ensuring that we work with work you to achieve the best outcome possible for you.

During consultation, we will thoroughly consider the circumstances of your alleged offence and take you through your legal options.

We like to keep our clients informed about the cost of our services.

For many driving offences we offer an agreed fixed fee service. This enables you to plan your finances and allows to be of service to you.

If you intend to plead not guilty then the costs will be charged at a fee rate of £150 per hour.

We can provide a fixed cap to your fees after we have taken your instructions and assessed your matter.

We will estimate a budget between £1000 – £2000 plus travel expenses for your matter provided that your matter concludes in a maximum of two attendances at court.

If your matter extends to more attendances, then we will charge £400 for each further attendance after the second attendance.

What will these fees cover?

 

In a typical case our work will include:

    • Considering evidence in your matter
    • Providing advice to you in relation to your plea
    • Providing advice on the likely outcome and the likely sentence for a not guilty plea as well as the likely sentence for a guilty plea
    • Where we cannot anticipate the likely sentence for a matter, you will receive expert advice on what the court will consider in relation to sentencing
    • We will also consider and advice on whether an exceptional hardship or a special reasons argument should be made
    • Additionally, if a witness statement is necessary from you or any other person then this will cost an estimated £650 to prepare for each witness.

How your matter will progress:

  • You will have a meeting with your solicitor to provide instructions on what happened.
  • Your solicitor will consider initial disclosure, and any other evidence and provide advice.
  • Arrangements will be made to take witness statements if necessary
  • We will explain the court procedure and tell you what to expect on the day of your hearing, and the sentencing options available to the court.
  • We will conduct any further preparatory work, obtain further instructions from you if necessary and answer any queries you may have.
  • We cannot provide a timescale of when your hearing will take place, as this depends on the court listing for that day.
  • We will attend court on the day and meet with you before going before the court. We anticipate being at court for no more half a day for £850. However, we will stay at court until your matter is called and heard.
  • We will discuss the outcome with you after the court hearing.
  • If further advice is required on appeal, we will provide this to you. Please note that advice on appeal will carry an additional cost.

If you need further information about costs, we can provide an estimate that is tailored to your matter following your request for a tailored estimate.

We can offer you a one-hour consultation for a fixed fee of £75 during which you can receive initial advice on your matter and get a tailored cost estimate that will help you decide on the way forward.

All motoring offences work will be undertaken by a member of our team.

Please see the Meet the Team section of the website for details.

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COMPLIANTS:

Our aim is to deliver quality services that you will be happy with.

If unfortunately, after efforts our effort to do our best we have not got this right, a complaint about our service can be raised, in the first with the lawyer that handled your matter and provided our service to you. All our staff are trained to appreciate that client satisfaction comes first and your lawyer will do his or her best to listen to you, provide an explanation and carry out any remedial actions that you require so that you may become satisfied with our service.

If after the above initial stage you are not satisfied with our response to your complaint you may complain to our Mr Obinna Baranta who is our firm’s complaint manager - by writing to our London address of 51 Fellows Road, London NW3 3DX.

Mr Baranta will do his best to resolve the matter to your satisfaction by reviewing the service we provided to you in a manner that satisfies you.

Mr Baranta will first write to you within 7 working days of hearing from you to acknowledge receipt of your complaint and he will aim to send you a substantive reply to your complaint within 14 working days.

Mr Baranta will investigate your complaint by speaking to the person involved and may telephone you to get more details about our service to you.

If you do not feel comfortable about complaining to Mr Baranta about our service to you because he handled your matter, you may write to Mr Kenny Ogba who has been in practice for over 7 years and who will assist the firm by investigating your complaint with intention of finding a resolution that satisfies you.

If after looking into your complaint and responding to you, you are still not satisfied by our responses you may further complain to the Legal Ombudsman whose address for complaints is PO Box 6806 Wolverhampton WV19WJ.