motoring offences

Motoring Offences

What is a motoring offence?

For most of us, driving is a very important task in everyday life. Points, fines and even disqualification from motoring offences can be very difficult and have a strain on our daily routines, especially if driving is a part of your job. Anyone can experience motoring charges and with our experienced solicitors’ help, we can help reduce or even avoid unnecessary charges, depending on the seriousness of the offence.

With motoring offence charges being on the rise, 15.9 million speeding offences since 2011 with an increase of 5% every year; the number of speed cameras on the roads is increasing.

If you choose Solicitors On Your Side, our solicitors with extensive expertise can help you reduce your penalties and get back to your day to day life in no time. We will make sure you are represented in the best possible light, aiming to get the best outcome for you.

Receiving a motoring offence charge can also have a big impact on your insurance premiums in the future, adding unnecessary costs to your daily routine. Before accepting the charges, whether big or small contact Solicitors On Your Side, we can provide the best advice for you.

What can I do if I have been charged with a motoring offence?

Whether you drive a car, van or motorcycle, there are options available, to make your motoring sentence less severe. We can help you explore all your options, enabling the best possible outcome for your case.

Our experienced team of solicitors can help you; we aim to make the process as easy and stress-free for you as possible.

Driving Offences we deal with:

  • Dangerous Driving
  • Drink Drive
  • Drug Drive
  • Electric Bicycles and Scooters
  • Rules for New Drivers
  • Fail To Stop / Report
  • No Licence
  • No Insurance
  • Speeding Offences
  • Using A Mobile Phone
  • Without Due Care And Attention (Careless Driving)
  • Dangerous Vehicles
  • Contravening Signs

Motoring offences – possible penalties

If you have committed a motoring offence, depending on the severity, the penalties can vary. The court can serve you with penalty points and fines, the points can stay on your record for 3-11 years depending on the offence. The information below shows possible consequences for each offence, however, we advise that these are not guaranteed penalties, and these can vary remarkably depending on the individual case.

Offence Penalty  Penalty points
Dangerous Driving  2 years imprisonment, unlimited fine, obligatory disqualification 3-11
Drink Driving  6 months imprisonment, unlimited fine, obligatory disqualification 3-11
Drug Driving  6 months imprisonment, unlimited fine, obligatory disqualification 3-11
Failing to stop and report 6 months imprisonment, unlimited fine, discretionary disqualification 5-10
No licence  £1,000 fine, discretionary disqualification 3-6
No insurance  Unlimited fine, discretionary disqualification 6-8
Speeding offences  £1,000-£2,500 fine, discretionary disqualification 3-6
Using a mobile phone £1,000-£2,500 fine, discretionary disqualification 6
 Careless driving  Unlimited fine/ discretionary disqualification 3-9
Dangerous vehicles £2,500- unlimited fine, discretionary or obligatory disqualification depending on previous convictions 3

If you have been charged with any of these motoring offences, make sure to contact Solicitors On Your Side now! During some more serious offences, going to court is an essential part of the trial, many people associate going to court with a guaranteed conviction, but that isn’t always the case. Solicitors On Your side can help make your conviction less severe.

Explore your options

Being charged with a motoring offence doesn’t always involve costly fines or losing precious points on your licence, for less serious offences such as speeding offences, Driver Improvement and Speed awareness courses are available to teach and remind drivers on how to act right on the road. These cost less than a speeding ticket and enable you to save points on your licence, contact Solicitors On Your Side to analyse the best available options for you.

Have you been charged with a motoring offence?

If you have been charged with a motoring offence, contact On Your side now to help you lower your motoring offence penalties. We understand that these situations can be very time consuming and stressful but at On Your Side, we will try to make the process as quick as possible.

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Get in touch with us now if you have been charged with a motoring offence, remember that there are always better options out there!

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