Being found guilty of a driving offence can have serious implications on your life. It could potentially result in you losing your driving licence and this could leave you unable to work. Our road traffic and motoring team can help you handle the legal impact of any road traffic offence and will help you achieve the best possible outcome.
At Lupton Fawcett, we can provide expert legal assistance and the highest quality representation to ensure you keep your driving licence, reduce any penalties and, ultimately, keep you on the road.
The early intervention in your case by an experienced road traffic offence solicitor can ensure that the ultimate outcome is the best possible for you.
Whether you have been stopped or contacted by the police, received a Single Justice Procedure Notice (SJPN), a summons or have been charged, the earlier you contact us, the earlier we can help you. We can also ensure that things are not said or done at an early stage, which will later prejudice your case.
If you are facing motoring offence allegations, do not delay in contacting our experienced solicitors today or fill in our online form and we will get back to you promptly. For immediate assistance, please get in touch with Jeremy Scott on 07971 520407 or Meghan Waldron on 07469 859708.
Common road traffic offences
Motoring offences are a regular occurrence on roads in the UK and a conviction can have a huge impact on your life, depending on the seriousness of the offence. We can help to create a strong defence to any alleged road traffic offence, including:
- Careless Driving Offences
- Dangerous Driving Offences
- Drug Driving
- Failure to Provide a Specimen
- Mobile Phone Use While Driving
- Speeding Offences
- Totting Up Bans
- Uninsured Drivers
We can also advise you on how to avoid a six-month disqualification for accumulating 12 penalty points in a three-year period (known as totting up).
Whatever road traffic offence you are accused of committing, our solicitors will be able to help you.
About Notices of Intended Prosecution/Request for Driver Details
As the police are not required to stop every driver suspected of committing a motoring offence, you may be made aware of allegations by a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP). This is a written warning that you are going to be facing a prosecution soon. It is therefore vital that if you receive one, you should get in touch with Lupton Fawcett defence team immediately.
The NIP must be sent to the driver or registered owner of a vehicle so that it is received within the normal course of post within 14 days of an alleged offence. If you did not receive your NIP within 14 days, please contact us as there is a good chance you may be able to avoid a fixed penalty or prosecution.
If you did receive the NIP on time, and you are requested to confirm driver details, you then have 28 days to reply and confirm who the driver was at the time of the alleged offence. Failure to comply can lead to additional penalties, including disqualification from driving, penalty points on your licence and a fine of £1,000 or more.
For advice on what to do upon receipt of an NIP and/or request for driver details, please get in touch with the motoring offence team.
Motoring offence penalties
Penalties, including points, a fine or a ban, can have serious effects on your life:
- Points can result in higher insurance premiums for at least the three years they are on your licence - some insurance penalise you for five years or more
- A large fine can cause you financial difficulties
- A disqualification can result in loss of employment or hinder your livelihood
For details on specific penalties for certain offences, take a look at the penalty table from the Department for Transport.
From dealing with fixed penalty tickets for speeding fines, to providing advice and representation at court, Lupton Fawcett dedicated driving offence solicitors can guide you through what is a very complex area of law by giving you the insight and advice you need to present your motoring offence case in the best possible light.
Whatever your circumstances, finding out the options available to you and obtaining the best guidance is critical. Our lawyers, based in Leeds, York and Sheffield, provide practical, competitively priced solutions to help drivers in Yorkshire and the rest of the UK minimise the impact of motoring offences.
Our team is particularly successful at persuading courts that the loss of a licence will cause exceptional hardship, thus allowing drivers to stay on the road.
If you are facing an allegation of a road traffic offence, we can help you keep your licence, plead for a lighter punishment or help to have the accusations dropped. Use the details below to get in touch with us, or if you require immediate assistance contact Meghan Waldron on 07469 859708 or Jeremy Scott on 07971 520407.
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