If you’ve recently committed a driving offence – maybe you were caught driving with no insurance, or are accused of speeding – then solicitors can help you to reduce your fine or get your case dismissed altogether.
If you’re worried about losing your licence because you already have several points on it and are at risk of reaching 12 (which means possible disqualification under totting up), then a good legal team can help you to keep it. You may well rely on your licence to keep your job in which case the Court may decide not to disqualify you but to allow you to keep driving with 12 or more points.
Your lawyers won’t judge or condone you
Of course, no one thinks driving without insurance, or at great speed, or under the influence of alcohol is a good thing to do. Speeding and drink-driving are dangerous, after all. People can make mistakes, though. You may be driving through a new city and think the speed limit on an unfamiliar street is 30mph when it’s 20mph. Your legal team won’t judge you either, they’ll just try to get you the best outcome to your case a possible.
If it’s vital for you to keep your licence
You may already have some points from a series of Fixed Penalty Notices (£100 fine and three points) and so you face a ban, or you may have found yourself in a perfect storm of circumstances that have left you on the wrong side of the law. However it was you landed in trouble, if you need your licence for your job, you need legal help and now.
What your lawyers will do is to examine the fine details of your case to look for technicalities and inconsistencies that could get your case thrown out. Even if they can’t do this, they could lessen the fine or shorten the ban, which may help you to retain your job.
Don’t go it alone
Many drivers who are caught driving while over the alcohol limit feel that they don’t deserve help even if there is help out there. This is wrong; no-one will give you a high-five for drink-driving, but your lawyers are focused on lessening your punishment for the sake of you and your family.
It’s not just about speeding
Lawyers can help you with all sorts of driving offences, not just the ones that first spring to mind, like speeding or drink-driving. You can also get help with failing to provide a specimen, driving while using a phone or driving while disqualified.
It’s not always 100% fair
The prevalence of CCTV cameras has helped to keep us safer and has helped to catch dangerous criminals, but it also means that minor lapses of concentration behind the wheel are recorded, even when they lead to nothing. This can lead to consequences that really outweigh the moment of distraction or mistake. Even if you accept you were wrong and you accept the fact that you’ll be penalised, if your lawyers can help you to keep it to a minimum.
The laws of England and Wales are quite complex, so you won’t be able to navigate them by yourself, so get the professionals in – it’ll be well worth it in the end.