Motoring Defence solicitors

Birkett Long are the firm to contact if you need a specialist motoring defence solicitor to assist you through the complexities of road traffic laws and procedures where you are alleged of a violation. 

Our expert motoring solicitor has an excellent track record in successfully defending motorists’ and protecting their driving licences across England and Wales. Call 07710 396483 to speak with a member of our specialist motoring defence team.

Motoring offences are a common occurrence and can possibly have devastating consequences for individuals. This can be due to the severity of a particular road traffic incident or otherwise as a result of a minor contravention in the context of an individual's overall driving record.

Who can defend me for a road traffic offence?

In the event you have been contacted by the police, or otherwise received a Notice of Intended Prosecution or Single Justice Procedure Notice, we can advise you on the best course of action. We recommend you contact us at the earliest possible opportunity in order for us (on your behalf) to preserve and manage your position as best as possible. 

If proceedings have been issued against you for a motoring offence, our specialist solicitor can provide you with

  • information of the likely outcome of your case
  • the options available to you, and;
  • if necessary defend you in court

The latter is of particular importance where the outcome of your case is likely to result in either an obligatory or optional driving disqualification, or the severity of the matter results in consideration of a custodial sentence. 

Following the conclusion of your case, we will also advise on any notification requirements whether in your personal capacity or employment role, and if you have the status of a professional driver.  

Motoring offence advice

Our specialist solicitor can advise and assist you if you are arrested by the police or otherwise requested to voluntarily attend a formal interview under caution. 

We have expertise and experience in assisting clients with a full spectrum of alleged offences and subsequent procedures. We will explore all avenues to preserve your ability and privilege to continue driving with no or minimal prohibition. 

We will always work alongside you to understand your ultimate objectives and the consequences if you were unable to continue driving. 

We have regularly assisted clients with allegation in respect of:

  • Dangerous or Careless Driving (including causing death)
  • Driving under the influence of drink or drugs 
  • Driving while disqualified
  • Failure to provide a specimen
  • Failing to stop after and or report an accident 
  • Speeding 
  • Failure to provide information 
  • Driving whilst using a mobile telephone 
  • No Insurance
  • No MOT
  • Using a vehicle in a dangerous condition 
  • Vehicle Defects 

How Birkett Long can help you:

If you are suspected or otherwise alleged of committing a motoring offence, we can help you at every stage of the process, including:

  • Notices of Intended Prosecution 
  • Single Justice Procedure Notices
  • Police station representation 
  • Interviews under caution
  • Pleas and mitigation 
  • Totting up points - Exceptional Hardship arguments (and appeals) 
  • Special Reasons arguments 
  • Contested trials 

If you are accused of any motoring offence, then please do not hesitate to contact us on 01206 217312.

We are required to provide details regarding our pricing should you require us to advise, assist or provide you with representation before a Magistrates Court in relation to a motoring offence. 

Please refer to ‘our fees’ for further information.

If you are alleged of a ‘non-summary only’ offence or otherwise required to appear before a Crown Court, or any other judicial tribunal, we are experienced in dealing with such cases and are able to assist you. 

Should you be faced with such circumstances, then we will discuss this with you and provide you with a separate fee estimate.

If you wish to discuss any legal issues relating to motoring that concern your business or you personally, then please do not hesitate to contact our regulatory lawyer, Tej Thakkar, on 01206 217312.


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