We can advise and represent those being prosecuted for traffic offences, facing penalty points, a driving ban or even prison. We also regularly assist drivers, businesses and organisation's in the transport industry, such as taxi, private hire, bus and HGV drivers and operators in dealing with a wide range of regulatory issues. By way of example we appear before the Traffic Commissioner for both drivers and operators
Our team is headed up by Tim Cary, a Partner at Leathes Prior with over 30 years’ experience advising and defending a wide range of individuals and businesses facing charges ranging from minor speeding offences to causing death by dangerous driving. Our solicitors often advise on local and national TV (Tim Cary has appeared on the BBC’s Watchdog and Look East programs), radio and newspapers. The team have many years of experience assisting individuals and businesses, regionally and nationwide, on a full range of road traffic and motoring offences.
Motoring offences can potentially have devastating consequences for individuals particularly in those situations when the motorist clearly had no intention of doing anything wrong. This can be due to the seriousness of a particular incident, or where there has been a minor violation, but in the context of a motorists overall driving record the implications are far reaching. The accumulation of penalty points can result in a mandatory or discretionary driving disqualification or automatic revocation of your driving licence under the ‘totting-up’ and ‘new driver’ provisions. The result of losing the ability to drive can have severe consequences to your continued employment and personal situation. For certain more serious offences, the courts can also impose a custodial sentence.
In recent years there has clearly been a targeted increase in the enforcement of motoring offences and the amendments to the law mean tougher penalties are now given to motorists who fail to comply. When you are alleged to have committed a motoring offence or are, charged or prosecuted, it is important you fully understand everything about what is alleged against you and the options available. We can help with that.
If you are suspected of a motoring offence, we recommend you seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity. The team’s early intervention has in some instances stopped an investigation from progressing to a prosecution before the Courts. If you have been charged with an offence, we recognise it is a daunting experience and will do our best to help.
Please see our dedicated website for more details - www.trafficlawyers.co.uk.