Motoring Offences

Any driver can find themselves on the wrong side of the law when it comes to a motoring offence.  The potential loss of your driving licence it can be particularly worrying and stressful. The implications can be very serious and you could lose your livelihood. You need expert help.

The motoring law specialists at Tranters Solicitors have extensive knowledge and skill in this area having successfully defended motoring offences of all types including speeding, drink driving, dangerous driving and cases involving death whilst driving.

We can help you and advise in relation to the following motoring offences.

Careless Driving:

Driving without due care and attention can incur unlimited fines, 3-9 penalty points and/or disqualification for more serious offences.

Causing Death by Dangerous Driving:

Arguably the most serious of the motoring offences, causing death by dangerous driving can attract a sentence of imprisonment of up to 14 years, a mandatory disqualification from driving any motor vehicle for a minimum of two years and a compulsory extended retest

Dangerous Driving:

Anyone found guilty of dangerous driving can face an unlimited fine, disqualification from driving for a minimum of 12 months, an extended re-test and imprisonment of up to 2 years.

Drink Driving:

If you are found to be driving a motor vehicle with more than 35mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath you face a mandatory 12-month disqualification, an unlimited fine and up to 6 months in prison.

Drug Driving:

If you are found guilty of driving whilst under the influence of drugs you will receive a mandatory driving disqualification for a minimum of 12 months, an unlimited fine and a possible prison sentence of up to six months.

Driving While Disqualified:

Penalties for driving while disqualified include custodial sentences of up to 6 months, an unlimited fine as well as mandatory 6 penalty points and disqualification of up to 6 months.

Driving Without Insurance:

Driving without insurancerisks an on the spot fine of around £300 and six penalty points on your licence or other penalties including an unlimited fine and a driving ban if your case goes to court.

Failure to Stop:

Every driver is obliged to stop if they are involved in any type of road traffic accident and failing to do so can lead to an unlimited fine and a prison sentence of six months.

Mobile Phone Offences:

On the spot fines of around £200 and six penalty points are regularly handed out to anyone caught using their mobile phone whilst driving. You could also go to court and face a fine of up to £1,000 and a driving ban.

Speeding:

Speeding is the most common driving offence on UK roads and can earn you anything from a £100 fine and three penalty points on your licence right up to a much larger fine and a driving ban.

If you are being prosecuted for an alleged motoring offence, you should always seek legal advice straight away. In some cases, you may not need to be present at a court hearing however no matter what your individual circumstances are, we can represent you with our professional and skilled legal team. If you have any motoring offence queries, why not  call us on 0161 998 9999 and see how we can help.

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