Motoring/Driving Offence Solicitors

We believe that every motorist is entitled to expert driving and motoring defence advice, regardless of the offence that you have been accused of.

Being found guilty of a driving offence can have severe consequences, especially for your personal life, alongside your job or business.

We are here to provide you with non-judgemental, legal expertise to ensure that you have the best chance of success. Our team of specialists can help advise you on notices of intended prosecution, summons, interviews under caution, or can represent you at court.

Free Initial Discussion

For a free initial discussion and a no-obligation quote, get in touch with us today by simply calling us on 020 3383 0173 or email us at enquiries@fcos.co.uk and a member of our team will get back to you.

Our experts can help defend your licence in a range of motoring offences and can help explain any of the consequences that you may be facing.

Motoring offences may include:

  • Careless driving
  • Dangerous driving
  • Death by dangerous driving
  • Drink driving offences
  • Driving without insurance
  • Driving without a licence
  • Drug driving
  • Endorsement or penalty points (Totting)
  • Medical revocation of driver’s license
  • Road rage incidents
  • Speeding offences

By seeking our legal advice from the outset, you can be guaranteed that your matter will be handled with expert care and attention. Having specialist advice will provide you with peace of mind during such a time of uncertainty around your licence.

Drink Driving Offences

One of the most common driving offences is driving under the influence of alcohol, which is known as a strict liability offence. This means that if you are found to be over the prescribed legal limit, you will be considered guilty of the offence and not eligible to argue your defence.

All magistrates use sentencing guidelines when sentencing offenders in court. The penalties you could face depend on the nature and severity of the offence. You could receive:

  • A fine of up to £5000
  • A prison sentence of up to 6 months  
  • Driving disqualification

The only way to reduce how long you will be disqualified will be by completing a drink awareness course, at your own time and expense. Our team can carry out mitigation on your behalf as this can sometimes reduce the period of disqualification but not below the statutory minimum.

Please speak to us about your circumstances as soon as possible.

Special Reasons Not to Disqualify

There may be a special reason not to disqualify a driver. These are particularly complex matters which require expert representation.

Special reasons to keep your licence may include:

  • Mitigating or exceptional circumstances.
  • Spiked drinks or where the driver did not willingly consume alcohol.
  • Driving out of an absolute necessity or crisis, such as getting to the hospital if somebody has life-threatening injuries or escaping acts of unlawful violence and domestic abuse.
  • Driving a short distance which avoids contact with anybody else such as moving a car that had been left stationary in a dangerous position.
  • Exceptional hardship placed upon a family or business if the driver were to lose their licence

Potential Penalty Points (Endorsements)

If you have been convicted of a driving offence, then the courts will fine you, alongside giving you penalty points. Depending on the type of offence, your points can stay on your driving record for several years.

You will also be disqualified if you receive 12 or more penalty points within a 3-year period.

Why Choose us

Using our wide range of legal knowledge and expertise, we have helped defend clients across a range of driving offences. Our approach is to be proactive and work with you to achieve your objectives and deliver successful outcomes as efficiently and promptly as possible.

We can clearly explain the range of legal options available and guide you towards the option which would be best suited for your specific circumstances.

How to Get in Contact

For a free initial discussion and a no-obligation quote, get in touch with us today by simply calling us on 020 3383 0173 or email us at enquiries@fcos.co.uk and a member of our team will get back to you.

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