Let our motoring offence solicitors keep you on the road
Losing your driving license can be devastating, with potentially serious implications for your job, home life and personal relationships.
There are many different types of motoring offences. If convicted of a motoring offence, you could face penalty points, a driving ban or even a criminal conviction.
Navigating the legal system on your own can be incredibly time-consuming, confusing and stressful. We have created a guide to motoring law in the UK which you can download here. We hope you find the guide helpful, and if you have any questions or concerns we’re here to help.
At Regan Peggs Solicitors, we have specialist experience in all areas of motoring law. We can help you to avoid or appeal any sanction you may be facing.
With an excellent track record of successful appeals, we have helped hundreds of drivers to avoid penalty points and bans. We’ve also negotiated reduced disqualification periods or custodial sentences for many others.
How can we help you?
In some circumstances it is possible to persuade a court not to impose penalty points because there is a “special reason” not to do so. This is a technical legal phrase and we can advise you about whether it applies in your case.
Contact us today to discuss how we can help you avoid penalty points.
Usually, accumulating 12 points on your driving licence leads to a minimum ban of 6 months.
With a variety of motoring offences put in place to keep Britain’s roads safe, it is only in certain circumstances that disqualification can be contested in court.
For example, in the case of a person facing a ban due to drink driving, if the driver was operating a vehicle, but their drink had unknowingly been spiked, the court may grant a ‘special reason’ verdict.
This would mean the driver would either avoid a driving ban altogether or make the disqualification last for as short a time as possible.
A legal professional would put this plea forward to the court to ensure the driver gets justice in this particular set of circumstances.
In other cases where a driver’s livelihood or ability to care for members of their family would be greatly impacted following a loss of licence, in certain circumstances, a solicitor can recommend an ‘exceptional hardship’ plea.
If a driver has accumulated 12 points or more on their licence but requires a car to care for a sick relative, travel to work in a location where public transport is minimal or impacts the livelihoods of third party employees due to a business not being able to operate, the driver may also be able to avoid a ban.
The ‘exceptional hardship’ plea is only considered where a driver has proof of the impact the loss of license will cause on a person’s life, and should only be used on a case by case basis.
If you are facing a driving ban and would like to speak to a specialist motoring offences solicitor, the team at Regan Peggs Solicitors are happy to provide you with expert legal advice.
Very often defendants go to a Magistrates’ Court without a solicitor, expecting to be cleared or receive points, yet end up walking away with a conviction or a ban. We find that this can frequently happen because their case was not presented properly.
If you are in this position, we can advise whether it is possible to make an appeal to the Crown Court.
There is usually a 21 day deadline for lodging an appeal so it is important that you get in touch immediately to discuss matters. However, if you have missed this deadline we can advise you on whether you have grounds to ask the court to allow you to appeal out of time.
Contact us today to discuss how we can help you appeal a conviction or a ban.