Driving Offence Solicitors Coventry

Expert motoring solicitors covering Coventry and the surrounding areas.

If you are seeking to instruct a Driving Offence Solicitor for an alleged motoring offence committed in or around the Coventry area, call our specialist solicitors on 0345 222 9955 or complete our Contact Form at the bottom of this page and one of our lawyers will get back to you. When we call you back, we will give you up a initial telephone assessment, after which you can choose to appoint us on your case.

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Representing Clients in Coventry for Motoring Offences

We are a specialist Motoring Law Firm based in Birmingham City Centre and frequently represent residents of Coventry before the local Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court.

As a specialist motoring law firm based at 1 Victoria Square in Birmingham City Centre (also with offices in London and Milton Keynes), we are frequently instructed by motorists living and working in Coventry that are facing the possibility of a Driving Ban, it is crucial that you receive the best legal advice possible.

We pride ourselves on providing a friendly, professional service with a high success rate. Our team of experienced solicitors and legal professionals can assist you in matters including Drink Driving, Driving Without Due Care, Failing to Stop / Report and all other motoring crimes. If you are worried about losing your driving license, it is possible to have a successful defence against motoring charges and we may even be able to help you avoid disqualification, particularly where losing the right to drive can adversely affect your family life and employment.

Driving has now become an integral part of our lives. Amongst other things, we rely upon driving for work, collecting the children from school, caring for vulnerable relatives and meeting relatives/friends. We often take driving for granted. However, our lives would be very different if we were disqualified from driving and no longer allowed to drive. If you rely upon driving for any of these reasons, you should seek expert legal advice about your driving prosecution before attending Coventry Magistrates’ or Crown Court.

For most people disqualification from driving means they are no longer able to continue with their job which could result in losing their income and this will have devastating repercussions upon all aspects of life. In most instances, this results in financial difficulties and problems in meeting household commitments such as mortgage repayments.

Exceptional Hardship Lawyers Coventry

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.

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. 

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Coventry Magistrates' Court

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Top Tips on Attending Court from the Legal Experts

Court Listings

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.

Other Legal Services We Offer

Kang & Co Solicitors is not just exclusively a motoring offence law firm, we are also specialists in other areas of law. We offer our services in all matters of Licensing Law, Regulatory Law, Private Criminal Defense, and Road Transport Law. We are also available to represent clients at PACE Interviews Under Caution.

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