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Motoring Offences

Getting points on your licence or a driving ban is not only inconvenient, but it could have far reaching consequences on your life. You may be at risk of losing your job or your livelihood if you lose your licence. Here’s some questions you might have:

I’ve received a Notice of Intended Prosecution, what do I do?

Also referred to as a NIP, a Notice of Intended Prosecution is a formal notification that the police are considering whether to prosecute you for a driving offence. If you receive a NIP, you should to speak to us so we can advise you of what your options are and guide you through the legal process.

How much does it cost?

We offer very competitive fixed fees for privately funded motoring convictions, which are tailored to your individual circumstances. Unlike some solicitors firms, we won’t farm out your case to a third party. Call us to find out how we can help you.

Can I keep my licence?

It depends on the offence, or the combination of offences you’re accused of. Mandatory disqualifications tend to involve matters such as dangerous driving or driving whilst under the influence of alcohol. Also, if you get 12 or more points on your licence within three years (commonly known as totting up) you can be banned. The exception to this is if we can argue ‘exceptional hardship’ on your behalf.

What’s exceptional hardship?

If you’re facing a driving ban, the court may choose not to take away your licence if there’s a good reason why you would face exceptional hardship if you lost it. Reasons of exceptional hardship can include you losing your livelihood if your driving licence is revoked or if you have a dependent relative who relies on you for transport.

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