Motoring offences come with penalties in the form of points on your license, monetary fines or in some cases a complete driving ban, all of which can have a huge effect on your life. Points on your license can mean higher insurance premiums, fines effect your finances and a ban could potentially affect your livelihood.
Celebrities are often in the news for driving offences. In 2008 England Cricket star Andrew Flintoff had to answer to allegations that he was driving at 87mph in a 50mph area and faced a possible £1000 fine and a driving ban. The case was thrown out of court in just 41 seconds as his lawyer successfully argued that the Crown Prosecution service had broken legal rules by failing to serve their papers within two weeks of the alleged offence being committed. Without the right legal representation and advice Andrew Flintoff may have lost his license, highlighting the importance of choosing the source of the advice you get and your legal representation carefully.
Celebrities are not above the law though. Earlier this year, Andrew Flintoff was once again accused of speeding, this time he was ordered to pay a £400 fine and received 3 points on his license. Now £400 is unlikely to damage his bank balance but how would if effect yours and could you afford to receive those 3 points on your license? Depending on the circumstances of the offence a specialist solicitor may have knowledge that will allow them to protect your license and livelihood by getting allegations against you dropped or the penalties you face reduced.
When should you contact a solicitor about your motoring offence?
If you receive notice of intended prosecution or have been contacted by the police seek advice from a specialist solicitor immediately. Your solicitor will be able to advise you on the best course of action to take, the likely outcome of your case and if necessary defend you in court.
How do I find a reputable and reliable specialist motoring offence solicitor
You’ll find lots of advice on motoring offences from various different sources and law firms across the internet but Law-Match simplifies the process of finding and selecting a trustworthy, recommended solicitor to advise on your particular offence.
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