We are required to provide price information for assistance in relation to summary only motoring offences under Part I of the Road Traffic Offences Act 1988 and s89 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.
|Summary only motoring offence||Fixed fee||Fee includes||Fee does not include|
Common examples of summary only motoring offences are:
||Fixed fee - £300
VAT (20%) - £60
Total - £360
The key stages of your matter are based on the presumption that you have entered a guilty plea and have a date for your hearing.
- Meet with your solicitor to provide instructions on what happened.
- We will consider initial disclosure, and any other evidence and provide advice.
- Arranging to take any witness statements if necessary (this will have an additional cost, of £150 +VAT = £180).
- We will explain the court procedure to you so you know 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 follow up queries you 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 half a day.
- We will discuss the outcome with you. If advice is required on appeal, this will carry an additional cost.
When you reach 12 or more points on your licence, you may be disqualified from driving.
The starting point for the court is to disqualify for 6 months.
However, the court may be persuaded not to disqualify you or disqualify you for less than 6 months if they can be convinced that a disqualification will cause you and others real and significant detriment. In other words, exceptional hardship.
If you are at risk of a disqualification, please call us today where we will do all we can to save your licence and protect your livelihood.Special Reasons - Fixed Fee £500 including VAT
Even if you are technically guilty of an offence, it may be possible to run a special reasons argument. If successful, the Court then has the discretion to either reduce the level of disqualification they would have ordinarily imposed or, they may decide not to disqualify you at all.
The special reason advanced must meet four criteria:
- It must constitute a mitigating or extenuating circumstances
- It cannot amount in law to a defence
- It must be directly connected with the commission of the offence; and
- It must be one which the court ought to properly take into consideration when imposing sentence.
Typical examples of a special reason argument in motoring offences can include:
No Insurance – genuinely and reasonably believing that you were covered under a policy to drive a vehicle, in which the charge relates, for the circumstances in which the vehicle was driven.
Speeding – if the only reason for the speed was due to an emergency which is reasonable in all the circumstances.
Drink Driving – if you believe your drinks were spiked and expert evidence can confirm that if the laced element of the drink consumed was the only reason you were over the legal limit, a special reason could exist.Who will represent me?
Thomas Rushbrooke, Nafeesa Khaliq or Simi Kukreja.
Each of them are experienced criminal defence Solicitors regularly representing clients charged with serious criminal offences at the Magistrates Court. Each has over 8 years experience as a minimum.