Guide to Motoring Offences.
This is perhaps the most common offence you could be charged with.
Penalty points range from 3 to 6 and in some cases you can be disqualified
outright. You may be given a fixed penalty notice. You will be given
28 days to decide if you want to accept the 3 penalty points and
fine. Why not use that time to take advice from us?
If you get 12 or more points on your licence within 3 years you
must be disqualified from driving for a minimum period of 6 months.
However if a disqualification would cause you ‘exceptional hardship’
we can assist you with saving your licence. In some circumstances
we may be able to argue that you have ‘special reasons’ for not
endorsing your licence with any points at all.
WHILE USING A MOBILE PHONE
This offence is now endorseable with 3 penalty points. It is possible
that using your phone can be the basis for a more serious careless
or dangerous driving charge.
The court must endorse your licence with at least 6 penalty points
and you can be disqualified. It is important that you check with
your insurance company that you are ‘on risk’ especially if you
take out your insurance over the phone. When you renew your policy,
it is your responsibility to provide full details of any changes
in your circumstances, always check the terms. It is not a defence
to driving without insurance to claim that you thought you were
DRIVING or DRIVING WHILST UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS
This is a very serious offence carrying a minimum period of 1 years
disqualification or 3 years if you have a previous conviction within
the last 10 years. The court can impose large fines and in the most
serious cases a prison sentence. Take our advice.
These are serious driving offences carrying obligatory endorsement
of your licence and for Dangerous Driving a minimum period of disqualification
of 1 year and an order to re-sit your driving test. The court can
impose large fines and in the most serious cases a prison sentence.
DEATH BY DANGEROUS / CARELESS DRIVING
The most serious charge that a motorist can face. Cases of this
type are prosecuted in the High Court and in most cases result in
a lengthy prison sentence. It is essential that you obtain the correct
advice and secure the best representation available.