Driving a Vehicle in a Dangerous Condition Solicitors
Specialist driving offence legal team to advice and represent on Driving a Vehicle in a Dangerous Condition Solicitors cases. Top ranked law firm by The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.
If you are being accused or have been charged with the offence of Driving a Vehicle in a Dangerous Condition, then it is important you seek initial legal advice. Our specialist motoring offence team have plenty of experience at defending clients who have been charged with the offence of Driving a Vehicle in a Dangerous Condition.
Should you wish to aquire specialist advice and / or representation for this offence, contact our Driving Offence team on 0330 818 9847 or by filling out our contact form and one of our legal team will offer an initial telephone assessment and fixed fee quoation for your case.
The offence of driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition can be found in Section 40A of the Road Traffic Act 1988.
A person is guilty of an offence if he uses, or causes or permits another to use, a motor vehicle or trailer on a road when—
(a)the condition of the motor vehicle or trailer, or of its accessories or equipment, or
(b)the purpose for which it is used, or
(c)the number of passengers carried by it, or the manner in which they are carried, or
(d)the weight, position or distribution of its load, or the manner in which it is secured,
is such that the use of the motor vehicle or trailer involves a danger of injury to any person.
Our law firm is ranked amongst the top tier of law firms in the United Kingdom with a Band A ranking in the category of Crime (this includes Driving Offences), the highest ranking that can achieved in the Chambers Guide.
The Legal 500 guide describes Kang & Co Solicitors as being “well adept at tailoring its resources to an individual case and investing heavily for the client. Legal advice is honest and the team always takes into consideration the views of the client.”
What happens if you are caught Driving a Vehicle in a Dangerous Condition?
The Court can impose a mandatory 3 penalty points or a discretionary disqualification and a fine of up to £2,500 for a non-commercial vehicle.
Things to remember before accepting a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN)
If you are prosecuted for driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition, you are likely to receive a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) offering you 3 penalty points and a fine.
If you have 9 penalty points on your licence at the time of the relevant offence, you cannot accept a further FPN as this will activate a 6 month totting up driving disqualification under Section 35 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988.
Another example of this is if you were prosecuted for four bald tyres, accepting an FPN for each one would take you to 12 penalty points, therefore making you liable to a totting up disqualification.
If you are facing a potential disqualification as a result of a prosecution for driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition, you may wish to seek legal advice and representation.
Why Choose Kang & Co
No Obligation Initial Telephone Assessment
We offer our potential clients an initial no obligation assessment over the telephone no matter where in London your offence commited.
Our legal team of solicitors, paralegal's, legal advisor's and barristers are specialists in the area of Driving Offence law.
Clear Legal Costs
At Kang & Co Solicitors we are clear with our legal costs, offering fixed fee services so that our clients know exactly what they are paying for and how much it will cost.
Comprehensive Phone Meetings
In some cases it may not be possible for clients to be able to make it to our offices. In this scenario we offer a comprehensive phone meeting, that will cover everything in just as much detail as a face to face meeting. Face to face meetings are also available at request.
First Class Service
We will give you our expert advice and first rate representation at trials and interviews. We will endeavour to leave no stone unturned so that you have the best possible chance at achieving the best result. Rated as a Top Tier law firm by the prestigious legal guides The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.
AGREED FEE DRIVING OFFENCE LAWYERS
Our Agreed Fees for Motoring Offence cases start from;
£1500 + VAT
Totting Up and Exceptional Hardship
If you are liable to a totting up disqualification, you can potentially avoid the disqualification by advancing exceptional hardship in Court.
If exceptional hardship is granted, the Court will endorse your licence with the additional penalty points however, you will not be disqualified.
If you do not advance exceptional hardship at Court, you will be liable to the minimum 6 month totting up disqualification.
If you have held a full UK licence for less than two years, you are considered a new driver.
For those who have held a full UK licence for more than two years, they will have a 12 penalty point allowance on their driving licence.
However, if you are a new driver, you have a 6 penalty point allowance on your driving licence. If you reach 6 penalty points or more, the DVLA will automatically revoke your licence and you will have to sit your theory test and take your practical test again in order to obtain a new licence.
If you are a new driver and you are at risk of a new driver revocation, you may wish to seek legal advice and representation in order to potentially avoid the new driver revocation.
Common Examples of Driving a Vehicle in a Dangerous Condition:
- Faulty Lights
- Worn Tyres
- Bald Tyres
- Defective Brakes
Other Examples may include:
- Failing to ensure seatbelts are in a good working order;
- Carrying too many passengers;
- An open boot carrying an insecure load
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