Driving Offence Solicitors Coventry
Expert motoring solicitors covering Coventry and the surrounding areas.
If you have committed a Driving Offence in Coventry or have received a Postal Requisition / Summons to attend Coventry Magistrates’ Court, call our Motoring Offence Solicitors on 0345 222 9955 or complete our Enquiry Form and one of our Specialist Motoring Offence Lawyers will respond to your enquiry by providing you with an initial telephone assessment about your Motoring Offence Prosecution.
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Specialist Motoring Defence Lawyers
Our solicitors and barristers have substantial experience in representing motorists throughout the country for offences such as Drink Driving, Speeding, Exceptional Hardship Applications and very serious motoring offences such as Causing Death by Careless Driving.
Our lawyers frequently attend and successfully defend motorists appearing before Coventry Magistrates Court.
Avoiding a Driving Ban in Coventry
If you have been charged with a motoring offence, you should firstly contact one of our specialist solicitors to establish whether you need legal representation for your case. In certain circumstances you may not require representation, if our lawyers form the opinion that you do not require a lawyer for your driving offence, they will inform you from the outset.
If you have a defence, our lawyers will inform you and will recommend that you plead not guilty. We would prepare your case for Trial and provide you with the best chance of being found Not Guilty.
In other circumstances, you may require a solicitor to represent you at Court for your Sentence Hearing to ‘Mitigate’ on your behalf. This is so that you receive the lowest sentence possible. Our lawyers frequently represent clients before Coventry Magistrates’ Court. They have many years’ experience in convincing the Court to take into consideration personal mitigation, which can result in avoiding a Driving Ban.
If you already have 6 to 9 penalty points endorsed upon your driving licence and you are facing additional points for a further driving offence, our lawyers can be instructed to make a Special Reasons Argument or an Exceptional Hardship Argument in an attempt to avoid a Driving Ban.
Exceptional Hardship Lawyers Coventry
One of the most common driving offence defences we are appointed on are Exceptional Hardship Application. A driver could potentially avoid a driving ban if the Court accepts a submission of Exceptional Hardship. There is no formal definition of what amounts to Exceptional Hardship, however, it is accepted that hardship must be greater than what would be reasonably foreseeable after receiving a driving ban.
The Court will also consider the effects of a driving ban on other people and dependants connected to the motorist. These third parties are effectively innocent of any offence and would, in essence, be punished if the motorist were to be disqualified for Totting Up. This can be a very important factor that could mean exceptional hardship would be suffered.
Loss of employment alone will not automatically amount to exceptional hardship, as it is a reasonably foreseeable consequence of a driving ban. However, the implications that arise from loss of employment such as the prospect of bankruptcy or defaulting on your mortgage and the effect on others could potentially amount to exceptional hardship.
For a driving offence committed in Coventry, an exceptional hardship argument would need to be made at Coventry Magistrates’ Court, which can be a daunting and frightening experience for those who are unfamiliar with the Criminal Justice System.
When making an exceptional hardship application the defendant may be required to take the oath and give evidence of their circumstances before the Magistrates’ or District Judge. The evidence given is likely to be cross-examined by the Prosecutor, Magistrates or District Judge.
In circumstances where the motorist is represented by a specialist motoring law firm, an advocate will present the evidence for the application in their submissions on behalf of the defendant. The defendant would then simply be asked on oath to confirm the truth of those submissions. At Kang & Co Solicitors, our specialist Totting Up Solicitors have been making successful exceptional hardship arguments for many years, and are skilled at identifying key evidence to win your exceptional hardship application. We have a robust approach to preparing our arguments and will not rest until a case is at its strongest.
Our driving offence lawyers take the time to understand our clients and their personal circumstances to present a case to the Court which is totally unique.
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Why Choose Kang & Co Solicitors?
As a law firm which prides itself on expertise and quality, as a business we promise the following:
- Initial Telephone Assessment – When you first contact Kang & Co Solicitors, we will provide you a brief telephone assessment to see if we can help with your case.
- Qualified Lawyers – All our lawyers at Kang & Co Solicitor are either qualified solicitors or barristers with significant experience in dealing with driving offence cases. Your case will not be handled by an unqualified or inexperienced lawyer.
- Personalised Service – We listen to your needs and take time to understand you as an individual so that we can provide you with high quality legal advice, which is tailored to your specific individual needs and circumstances. · Cost Clarity – We can act on your matter via an ‘agreed fee’ which means that our legal costs are set in stages with no hidden legal costs. We are transparent about our costs and if we are instructed on an ‘agreed fee’ our costs will be capped in stages and will not increase. We will also give you a good indication of the likely costs to see the entire matter to conclusion. This is advice we provide from the outset, so that our clients can appropriately budget for the legal costs to progress the case to trial.
- Quick Response – We respond to your telephone calls, messages, letters and e-mails in a prompt and timely manner. We understand that many type of litigation can be a tough time for you and your family, therefore we seek to deal with your queries or concerns as quickly as possible, so that you are not anxiously waiting to hear back from us.
- Meetings in Person – The majority of our clients are located within the Midlands therefore, where appropriate our lawyers prefer to arrange meetings in person with clients, so that our lawyers can properly advise and consider the case in person with the client. Where possible, we aim to arrange meetings at the convenience of our clients.
- Honesty – We are an honest and ethical law firm, and do not make any unrealistic promises or advertise misleading figures or percentages of successful cases to mislead and secure new clients. Our honesty and ethical approach is how we have built a strong reputation within the legal industry.
What Our Clients Say
My initial meeting with Manjinder himself, was undoubtedly professional and threw me under no false pretenses about what could and could not be achieved. I was represented by Mr Shoker, an associate of Mr Kang, who was both exceptionally competent and sincere. I am very grateful for Mr Shoker and Kang & Co’s assistance, and would recommend them for any relevant legal matters. Charlie
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, especially for motoring convictions. Joseph McBrearty
AGREED FEE DRIVING OFFENCE LAWYERS
Our Agreed Fees for Motoring Offence cases start from;
£1000 + VAT
Coventry Magistrates’ Court
If you are facing prosecution for a less serious motoring crime in Coventry such as Speeding, Totting-Up, Careless Driving, Failing to Provide Driver Details or Using a Mobile Phone Whilst Driving, your case will be heard before Coventry Magistrates’ Court
The address for Coventry Magistrates’ Court is:
Coventry Magistrates’ Court
Little Park Street
Coventry Crown Court
If you have been charged with an ‘indictable only offence’ or a ‘triable either way offence’ such as Death by Dangerous Driving, Death by Careless Driving or Dangerous Driving your case is likely to appear before Coventry Crown Court. The Crown Court is next door to the Magistrates’ Court in Coventry.
The address for Coventry Crown Court is:
Coventry Combined Court Centre
140 Much Park Street
How to get to the Courts from the Train Station
Coventry Magistrates’ Court and the Coventry Combined Court Centre (Crown Court) are located in the city center of Coventry. The courts are within just a short distance from Coventry Train Station.
The easiest way and perhaps quickest to get to the courts is by foot. Both courtrooms are approximately half a mile from the station and take 10-12 minutes to walk.
If you are unable to walk to court then you can jump in a taxi from the train station. This will only take around 5-10 minutes depending on traffic.
Car Parking Near the Court
There are multiple car parks within a short distance of the Magistrates’ Court and the Crown Court in Coventry. There is no guarantee of parking at the court facilty itself, but there are 4 good sized car parks with a short walk of the courts. The closest car park is the New Union Street Car Park which is a muti storey car park some 100 meters from the Magistrates’ Court. Other car parks nearby include the Whitefriars Car Park, Salt Lane Surface Car Park and the Cheylesmore Car Park.
Places to Eat near the Court House
Refreshments are sometimes essential if you are spending a long period at court. Thankfully both the Coventry Magistrates’ Court and Crown Courth have food and drink on their sites via vending machines. If you wish to eat out instead, due to it’s central location, there is no shortage of nearby shops, cafes and resturants.
Coventry Magistrates' Court
60 Little Park St
Top Tips on Attending Court from the Legal Experts
The time listed on your Court Summons or Postal Requisition is not an appointment time or the time your case will be heard. The Court will give the same start time to 20, 30 or even 40 other defendants, and it is at the discretion of the Court as to the order cases are heard. If you are the first person to attend Court, it does not necessary mean that your case will be heard first however, you must be at Court before the time listed on your Court Summons or Postal Requisition. You should be prepared to be at Court for several hours and should arrange your affairs accordingly. Our lawyers will also aim to have your case heard as soon as possible to avoid you having to wait for several hours.