Being stung for a driving offence can never come at a good time; whilst some people choose to swallow a speeding fine, more serious offences and totting up points from minor offences can lead to driving bans and even imprisonment. Here at Gray and Co Solicitors we specialise in helping you retain your licence and contest offences which you believe you were wrongly accused of committing. Below you will find out how we can help you and why it’s important to contact a solicitor after being accused of a driving offence.
Penalty Points and Totting Up
Whilst 3 point penalties on your licence may seem minimal if it’s your first offence, totting those points up can happen more quickly than you ever imagined. Many motorists find themselves off the roads due to a mandatory disqualification as a result of totting up 12 points over the years. Here at Gray and Co Solicitors we understand just how devastating losing your licence can be, not just to you, but to those who depend on you to get them from A to B.
You may have heard of a defence strategy called ‘Exceptional Hardship’ which is an argument that can be put forward to the courts to defend your driving licence. It can be incredibly difficult to defend yourself successfully in court using the Exceptional Hardship plea so it’s highly advisable you give one of our friendly team a call on 01244 344299 to increase your chances of success. If you want to learn more about the Exceptional Hardship plea to see if it applies to your circumstances you can visit the specific page here.
Another common argument used by solicitors when defending drivers in court, is the Special Reasons argument. This argument can be used when you are guilty of an offence such as drink driving but that the circumstances of the offence mean you should not be disqualified from driving. You can find more about the Special Reasons argument here.
Contesting a Fine
Whilst speed cameras are in place to ensure the legal speed limit is adhered to, their readings aren’t always accurate. If you’ve received a speeding ticket but believe you kept within the speed limit at that particular time, you can contact a driving solicitor to help contest the offence. Speeding offences can at the least incur a fine, but if you’ve already got 9 points on your licence, you’re at the risk of having to attend court on the grounds of a driving disqualification.
Here at Gray and Co Solicitors, we can help you to contest driving-related fines you believe to be incorrect. Contact one of our expert, friendly team today by giving us a call on 01244 344299 or using our online contact form.
If you’d like to find out more information regarding a specific driving offence visit our dedicated page here, and contact us for more information related to driving offences and legal representation.