If you’ve recently been apprehended for a driving offence, be it speeding or careless driving solicitors can help you to reduce the size of your fine or the length of your ban.
If you’re coming up to 12 points on your licence already and an additional three will disqualify you under the totting-up scheme, a strong team of lawyers could help you to retain your licence, especially if you need to be able to drive to keep your job.
Lawyers won’t condone your driving
No-one is going to think that running a red light, speeding, or driving while under the influence of drink or drugs is a good idea. These acts are illegal for good reason – they are dangerous and put yourself and others at risk. Everyone can make a mistake, though – you’re driving at night in a new town and you assume (wrongly) that it’s a 30mph zone when it’s 20mph, for example. Your legal team won’t judge you, though; that’s for the court to do. Your lawyers will simply work to make sure you’re treated fairly.
If you really need to keep your licence
It’s possible that you have had a few Fixed Penalty Notices in the past and you’re accumulating points on your licence that put you at serious risk of losing it. On the other hand, you may have been the victim of a set of circumstances that have landed you in trouble. If your licence is your livelihood, you really need legal help.
Your legal team will pore over the details of your case and look for technicalities that could get your case dismissed. At the very least they can help you to reduce the length of your ban if one is inevitable, which could help you to keep hold of your job.
Don’t face things on your own
If you’ve been caught driving whilst over the alcohol limit, you may think there’s no help out there for you, or even that you don’t deserve help, but you’d be wrong. Obviously, you won’t be congratulated for drink driving, but your lawyers will be able to mitigate your punishment so that you and your family don’t suffer unnecessarily.
You can get legal help for every kind of motoring offence, not just speeding or running a red light. You can ask for help if you’ve failed to produce a specimen, driven while using a mobile phone, driven without insurance or even while disqualified.
Think about your family
It’s great that we have so many CCTV cameras on our streets now, but sometimes they catch actions, or lapses of concentration, that come to nothing. Some actions, and even accidents, end up having consequences for the driver that hugely outweigh the offence or mistake. Of course, sometimes you are guilty; you know it and you wish you could turn back the clock. You know you’ll be banned and you accept this, but if your legal team can knock a few months off your ban, why not accept the help?
You can’t face a driving prosecution alone as the UK’s driving laws are surprisingly complex and you won’t be able to grasp all the subtleties in time. Hand it all over to the lawyers, it’s worth the fees.