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The question Should I get a Solicitor for Speeding?’ is a common question many motorists will ask themselves if they have recently been stopped by the Police or have received a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) in the post. The short answer is that it will depend upon your individual circumstances, and the speed you were driving. In this article we set out several different scenarios and explain if it would be in your best interest to appoint expert legal representation.

Guilty or Not Guilty?

When facing a speeding prosecution, the first decision to make would be whether you accept that you were driving in excess of the speed limit. If you are disputing the speeding offence and are firmly of the view that you were not speeding, and you enter a not guilty plea, your case will progress to trial. If you are progressing your case to trial, then in order to have a reasonable chance at being successful you should secure legal representation and attend Court with your solicitor or barrister.

Are You a New Driver?

In accordance with The Road Traffic (New Drivers Act) 1995 a motorist that passes their driving test (Practical & Theory Test) will be classed as a ‘New Driver’ for a period of 2 years and will be subject to a probationary period during the first 2 years after receiving a Full Driving Licence.

A New Driver that accumulates 6 or more penalty points within this two-year probationary period will have their Driving Licence Automatically Revoked by the DVLA.

If you are a new driver with a clean licence (no points on your licence), you accept that you were speeding and have been offered a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) of 3 points, then you are unlikely to need representation and the way to proceed would be to accept the FPN and have 3 points endorsed upon your licence.

If, however, you are new driver and already have 3 points on your licence and are facing another speeding prosecution, you should appoint a solicitor as soon as possible and attend Court with your lawyer. Accepting a fixed penalty of 3 points when you already have 3 points will result in a total accumulation of 6 active points which will trigger the DVLA to revoke your licence automatically.

Excessive Speeds?

If the offence relates to excessive speeds, such as driving at 51mph in a 30mph or 101mph in a 70mph then you will be called to attend the Magistrates’ Court, even if you have no points and you will be at a high risk of receiving a driving ban and should appoint a solicitor to represent you to avoid a driving ban.

Clean Driving Licence?

If the following apply:

  • Clean licence (no active points);
  • Have held a full licence for more than 2 years;
  • Accept that you were speeding;
  • Speeding slightly over the legal limit;
  • Have been offered a Fixed Penalty of 3 Points

Then there would be no practical benefit in instructing a solicitor and attending Court. The best option would be to simply accept the fixed penalty notice of 3 points.

AGREED FEE DRIVING OFFENCE LAWYERS

 Our Agreed Fees for Motoring Offence cases start from;

£1000 + VAT

Points on Your Licence?

If you think you have active penalty points endorsed on your licence, you should check exactly how many points you have on your licence by visiting: the Governments Driving Record service.

If you already have 9 active points on your licence, you will need to attend Court, because even a further 3 points will activate a ‘Penalty Points Driving Ban’ (Totting-Up) of at least 6 months. Advancing a compelling Exceptional Hardship Argument can in certain circumstances avoid this type of ban. If you find yourself in this position, then you should appoint a specialist driving offence solicitor.

If you already have 3 points on your licence and have been offered a fixed penalty of a further 3 points and you accept committing the offence, then you won’t need to attend Court or need legal representation, because this will only take the total number of points to 6.

If you already have 6 points on your licence and have been offered a fixed penalty of a further 3 points and you accept committing the offence, again you won’t need to attend Court or need legal representation because this will only take the total number of points to 9.

Specialist Speeding Solicitors

If you remain unsure of whether you need a solicitor for speeding, please call us on 03452229955 or complete our Contact Form below and a member of our team will provide you with an accurate assessment on whether you would benefit from legal representation.   

Our Recent Cases

Exceptional Hardship:
Successful Application

We were instructed by Mr Machin to represent him at court for a exceptional hardship application to avoid a driving ban from a totting-up of points.

Speeding:
Trial Success

Mr Garratt received a Single Justice Procedure Notice (SJP) from Warwickshire Police for speeding, but was adamant he was not driving beyond the speed limit.

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Drink Driving:
Minimum Ban Imposed

Mr Singh appointed Kang & Co Solicitors  to represent him at his sentence hearing and to mitigate on his behalf after he was charged with drink driving

 

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Do you require a solicitor? Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us. Use our quick contact form below and a member of our experienced and professional team of solicitors will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your requirements and your options.

 

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Birmingham Head Office

1 Victoria Square
Birmingham
B1 1BD

London Office

5 Chancery Lane
London
WC2A 1LG

Milton Keynes Office

Exchange House
494 Midsummer Boulevard
Milton Keynes, MK9 2EA

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Our Competitively Priced Agreed Fees for Motoring Offences start from £1,000 + VAT

Our Competitively Priced Agreed Fees for Criminal Offence cases start from £1,500 + VAT

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An exceedingly competent, professional and dedicated practice lead from the front by Manjinder Kang.

In my experience, it is often very difficult to find a professional organisation that truly delivers on their promise of expertise, quality of service, compassion and dedication to their client.

I would not hesitate in recommending Kang & Co Solicitors.  Mr. C Pilkington

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Amazing service overall. I was impressed with how fast I had responses from emails with any queries or questions.

On the day of my meeting with Kang & Co all options were made very clear and the advice I was given provided the result I wanted!

I highly recommend Kang & Co.

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Kang & Co Solicitors is a truly specialist high-end law firm providing legal advice and representation for all matters involving Criminal Law, Driving Offences, Transport Law, Pace Interviews, Regulatory Law and Licensing Law.

Our head office is located at 1 Victoria Square in Birmingham City Centre and we offer our services throughout England and Wales on a private fee-paying basis. We also have an office at 5 Chancery Lane in London and another office in central Milton Keynes. We are frequently instructed by individuals and businesses nationwide.

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Birmingham
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London Office

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Exchange House
494 Midsummer Boulevard
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