Motor offences

If you are investigated by the police or receive a court summons for motor offences ranging from speeding to cases involving a fatality, we can help.

Seeking our professional advice can prevent any unnecessary stress and ensure that whatever the offence and the potential outcome, you are aware of and can prepare for the potential consequences.

We can advise you on all aspects of motor offences, including:

  • Prior to and at a police interview
  • The strength of the case against you
  • Procedure
  • Representation at the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court
  • Sentence
  • Exceptional Hardship and Special Reasons applications

Whatever your requirements, we will tailor our advice to the facts of your case and your circumstances. We aim to provide you with clear, straightforward advice and are committed to pursuing your case with the utmost vigour, in order to achieve the best outcome possible.

We offer expert advice on a huge variety of motor offences, including:

  • Speeding
  • Failing to stop after an accident and failing to report an accident
  • Driving without a licence
  • Driving without insurance
  • Drink-drive cases
  • Careless driving (driving without due care and attention)
  • Dangerous driving
  • Dangerous driving causing serious injury
  • Causing death by careless, inconsiderate or dangerous driving
  • Failing to provide driver information
  • Tachograph offences

Advice and representation at the Magistrates Court in relation to summary only road traffic offences dealt with at a single hearing.

Our private rate for advice and representation from an in-house advocate at the magistrates’ court in relation to a summary only road traffic offence dealt with at a single hearing for a guilty plea is £420 (including VAT) for courts within 100 miles of Bristol and £540 (including VAT) for courts beyond this distance. This fee does not include disbursements such as mileage at a rate of 40 pence per mile, or other travel disbursements such as train fare.

Services Included:

  • Taking instructions and giving advice on sentence over the telephone before the hearing;
  • Confirming instructions and advice in a letter before the hearing (if time allows);
  • Travel time to and from court;
  • If appropriate, speaking to the prosecutor and making relevant representation in relation to the charges;
  • Waiting time at court;
  • Representation at the hearing; and
  • Letter after the hearing advising on sentence, any next steps, and giving advice on appeal.

It is difficult to give timescales for each stage as this will depend upon when we are instructed, but we will provide our letters confirming instructions and after the hearing within 3 working days.

Alternatively, we can instruct a barrister to conduct the hearing, in which case our fee would be £300 (including VAT), plus counsel’s fees.

The work will be carried out by David Ollivere Solicitor, and supervised by Jonathan Calverley Partner.

To discuss your case with no obligation, please contact us.

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