Driving Offence Solicitors Oxfordshire
Expert motoring, criminal, licensing and regulatory law solicitors + barristers covering Oxford, Banbury, Bicester and the rest of Oxfordshire.
Our specialist Driving Offence Solicitors and Barristers are available to advise and represent motorist and companies for the full range of Driving Offence Prosecutions in Oxford, Banbury and Bicester. If you or your business is facing a Driving Offence Prosecution before Banbury or Oxford Magistrates’ Court, please call our lawyers on 0345 222 9955 or request a call back via our Contact Form at the bottom of this page for a Initial Telephone Advice about your pending motoring offence.
Driving Offences We Cover in Oxfordshire
At Kang & Co Solicitors, we have a team of skilled and experienced driving offence solicitors and barristers that have represented motorist throughout England and Wales for the most serious of driving offences such as Causing Death by Dangerous Driving through to less serious motoring offences such as Using A Mobile Phone Whilst Driving, Speeding, Drink Driving and Careless Driving.
Coverage in Oxfordshire
As a National Law Firm, we are instructed to represent clients throughout England and Wales for the full range of Driving Offences. Our lawyers are available to assist motorists living and working in:
- Chipping Norton
Best Rated Driving Offence Solicitors
Our ethos at Kang & Co Solicitors is straightforward and simple. We provide our clients with the finest legal advice and representation to ensure that our clients have the best opportunity for a successful outcome.
We are open and honest with our clients from the outset with regards to all aspects of their case, and all our solicitors and barristers provide clear honest advice following a full assessment of the case. We are ethical in our approach to ensure we are only involved as far as necessary to make a real difference in the outcome. If we form the opinion that a lawyer is not necessary for your issue, we will advise you from the outset so that you can make an informed decision as to whether you would like to instruct us to act on your behalf.
Our Head Office is based in the heart of Birmingham City Centre at 1 Victoria Square, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 1BD.
Our Birmingham Office is a 2 minute walk from Birmingham New Street Railway Station and Birmingham Snow Hill Station.
Client Service Promise
Our team of expert lawyers are passionate about providing unrivalled legal advice and representation, and to support this important level of commitment to client care and customer service, all our lawyers are committed to the ‘Kang & Co Solicitors Client Service Promise’.
As a specialist niche law firm with a strong client base built on personal and professional recommendation, we understand the need to provide outstanding levels of customer service. We are confident in the skills and abilities of our lawyers and for that reason we make several promises about the standard of service and legal advice you can expect from the Solicitors and Barristers at Kang & Co Solicitors.
The Kang & Co Solicitors Client Service Promise guarantees:
Qualified Lawyers – All our lawyers at Kang & Co Solicitor are either qualified solicitors or barristers, therefore ensuring that your matter is only ever handled by a suitably qualified and experienced lawyer. Your case will not be handled by an unqualified or inexperienced lawyer.
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.
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 any 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.
Regular Updates – We keep our clients regularly updated throughout the entire case. We provide our clients with regular updates on developments and at key milestones of the case and will give them an estimate of how long the matter will take to conclude. We ensure that our clients are kept well-informed every step of the way.
Legal Clarity – We explain the law, the best course of action to take and developments within the case in plain simple English and avoid using unnecessary legal language. Our lawyers understand that legal terminology can be complex and confusing therefore, when communicating with clients, we seek to be as simple and clear as possible with our clients.
Risk Advice – We make all our clients aware of any risks (including financial risks) in the case and recommend the best course of action to take to reduce risk. The risk advice also include advice on potential repercussions on your career or anticipated career.
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.
SRA Regulated Solicitors
When instructing a Solicitor to act on your case, care and attention should be taken to check that the law firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), details of regulated law firms can be found on the SRA website.
Kang & Co Solicitors Limited is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) under SRA No. 638269. Kang & Co Solicitors Limited is registered for Value Added Tax – VAT No: 274718770.
Kang & Co Solicitors is the trading name of Kang & Co Solicitors Limited. We are a limited company registered in England & Wales.
Our Company Registration Number is 10350638. Our Registered Office is 1 Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1 1BD. A list of our Directors is available for inspection at our Registered Office.
“After a minor incident I required some legal assistance and found Kang and Co online. I have had a truly exceptional experience and will recommend Manjinder Kang to all my friends and family. He provides a personal level of service and never talks at you but to you with clear and honest advice. In an uncertain situation it’s good to know you can rely on someone professional and competent with extensive expertise at really good value. I won’t hesitate to use Kang and Co in the future.” – H. Brown
“Kang & Co Solicitors are very efficient and punctual. They went out their way with their services. My friend recommended them, and I will indeed do the same. Excellent quality. Anything I didn’t understand was explained to me. They went out of their way with very short notice for the work I required.” – S. Singh
“I needed advice of a DVLA charge that I felt was unfair, so I went online and put in an enquiry. They called me back within the hour and gave me free advice over the phone. Very credible and honest solicitors to deal with!” – N. Richards
“I asked Mr Kang for advice. His patient and active listening, and his way of thinking clarified my situation. He helped me to see a picture that was unclear to me. I appreciate his professional help and clarity. With thanks, Anna.” A. Sabzevari
We seek to be open and transparent with our clients from the outset and for that reason, where possible we prefer to work on an ‘agreed fee’ basis. This is a fee set from the outset, paid at the start of the case and covers the case up to a certain stage. For example, the Police Interview or the First Court Hearing.
The agreed fee up to the First Court Hearing differs from each case, as each case depends on its own facts. An agreed fee is always set at an appropriate level having considered the type of case and the time / work involved to prepare and advance the case. Our agreed fees typically start from £1,000 + VAT + disbursements.
This means that we would prepare the case and represent our client for the agreed fee, even if we spend more time than initially anticipated. As an example, we may estimate that 10 hours of time is required on a case and set an appropriate agreed fee. Other issues may arise resulting in us dedicating 13 hours of time to the case. As our client has entered an agreed fee arrangement, we would not charge for the additional 3 hours of time.
Find out more on our Fees Page.
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Oxford Magistrates’ Court
The contact details for Oxford Magistrates’ Court are:
The Court House, Speedwell Street, Oxford, OX1 1RZ
Tel: 01865 448 020
Banbury Magistrates’ Court
The contact details for Banbury Magistrates’ Court are:
The Court House, Warwick Road, Banbury, OX16 2AW
Tel: 01865 448 020
Oxford Crown Court
The contact details for the Crown Court at Oxford are:
Oxford Combined Court Centre, St Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1TL
Tel: 01865 264 200
Speeding Offence Solicitors Oxfordshire
The offence of exceeding the speed limit generally fall into four categories:
- Exceeding the speed limit on a road restricted to 20, 30 40 or 50mph;
- Exceeding a temporary speed limit of 70, 60 or 50mph on a road other than a motorway
- Exceeding the speed limit on any road the limit applied to the class of vehicle; and
- Exceeding the limits of speed applicable to motorway only.
Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP):
Section 1 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 requires that for certain offences:
- The defendant must have been warned at the time of the possibility of the prosecution for the offence; or
- The defendant must have been served with the summons within 14 days of the offence; or
- Notice of the possibility of the prosecution must have been sent by the prosecutor within 14 days of the offence either to the driver or the registered keeper of the vehicle.
This requirement also applies to the offence of speeding. Our expert motoring lawyers investigate all aspects of speeding offences to ensure that the prosecution have not failed to comply with their requirements. Our lawyers have successfully defended speeding offences due to identifying failures by the prosecution.
If a defendant is convicted or pleads guilty to speeding, the court can impose 3 to 9 penalty points or disqualify the defendant from driving for up to 56 days. In addition to the penalty points or disqualification, the court will impose a level 3 fine (level 4 fine if the speeding occurred on a motorway).
A speeding conviction can also result in a ‘totting up disqualification’ in certain circumstances, this could result in a driving disqualification of six months or more.
An example of where ‘totting up’ would occur is if a defendant already has 6 active penalty points on a driving licence and then commits an offence of speeding (51mph on a road restricted to 30mph). The speeding offence would result in a further 6 points being endorsed onto the driving licences, resulting in a total of 12 penalty points. In these circumstances, the defendant would be facing a driving disqualification of at least 6 months.
Drink Driving Offence Solicitors Oxfordshire
There are two main offences when dealing with ‘Drink Driving’ and the starting point for any specialist motoring lawyer is to identify the charge, as the sentence the Court can impose differs.
The offences associated with ‘Drink Driving’ are:
- Driving or attempting to drive a motor vehicle on a road or other public place after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in the person’s breath, blood or urine exceeds the prescribed limit. Road Traffic Act 1988, Section 5(1)(a)
- Being in charge of a motor vehicle on a road or public place after consuming alcohol so that the proportion of it in the person’s breath, blood or urine exceeds the prescribed limit. Road Traffic Act 1988, Section 5(1)(b)
A Police Constable who must be in uniform may require a person to co-operate in a preliminary test where he reasonably suspects that person to be driving or attempting to drive or in charge of a motor vehicle on a road or other public place with alcohol in his body.
A preliminary roadside breath test will usually take place, if the test is failed and indicates that the alcohol limit is above the legal limit, the police constable will arrest and take the suspect to the Police Station to provide an evidential sample.
The Drink Drive Limit:
There are strict alcohol limits for drivers and if a person is found to be above these limits, they are likely to be prosecuted for a drink driving offence;
- Breath – 35 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath
- Blood – 80 milligrammes per 100 millilitres of blood
- Urine – 107 milligrammes per 100 millilitres of urine
If you are facing a prosecution for Drink Driving, call our Solicitors on 03452229955 as a conviction for drink driving will result in a Driving Ban of at least 12 months.
Totting Up Offence Solicitors Oxfordshire
A totting-up driving ban occurs when a motorist accumulates 12 or more penalty points upon their driving licence. As an example, a motorist may have 9 active penalty points on their driving licence and then the motorist commits a further offence such as speeding for which the Court may impose a further 3 penalty points, resulting in a total of 12 penalty points. Once a motorist accumulates 12 or more active penalty points, the Court will impose a totting-up ban (driving disqualification). This is sometimes referred to as a being a ‘totter’.
A totting-up ban can be avoided if an exceptional hardship application is accepted by the Court. An exceptional hardship application is more likely to be successful if it is assessed and advanced by a highly skilled and experienced motoring offence solicitor.
Exceptional Hardship Solicitors Oxfordshire
Almost every driving disqualification is likely to result in some form of ‘hardship’. This hardship could be in the form of hardship to the family, such as collecting the children from school or driving to the shops. Another aspect of hardship could be travelling to and from work. It is important to understand that these are everyday tasks and every disqualified driver would face some form of ‘hardship’ if they were to be disqualified from driving.
The Court imposes a driving disqualification as a punishment and under Section 35(4)(b) Road Traffic Offender Act 1988 the Court is expressly prohibited from considering any ‘hardship’ other than ‘exceptional hardship’.
An application to the Court based on ‘hardship’ alone will not be sufficient to avoid a driving disqualification because almost every driver experiences hardship of some form or another.
The Court will however consider an ‘exceptional hardship’ application. In order for hardship to be ‘exceptional’ it must be more than normally suffered because of a driving disqualification. As mentioned above the vast majority of motorists disqualified from driving are at a significant risk of hardship and losing their job, whether this would amount to ‘exceptional hardship’ is based on individual circumstances and to be determined on a case by case basis.
A defendant expressing ‘exceptional hardship’ must demonstrate to the Court, on the balance of probabilities that exceptional hardship other than ordinary hardship exists. The burden on proving exceptional hardship rests with the defendant. It is crucial to understand that the Court must disqualify the defendant from driving, unless the Court is satisfied that exceptional hardship exists.
When determining whether exceptional hardship exists, the Court will also consider the effects of a disqualification on other people. These third parties are effectively innocent of any offence or wrongdoing and would essentially be punished if the driver were to be disqualified from driving.
As a National Driving Offence law firm, we are appointed to represent motorists throughout England and Wales. From our offices in Birmingham and London, our lawyers frequently represent motorists in Birmingham, London, Tamworth, Walsall, Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield, Coventry, Leamington Spa, Derby, Nuneaton, Stafford, Telford, Wolverhampton, Cannock, Kidderminster, Worcester, Cheltenham, Oxford, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Leicester.
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