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Traffic & Driving Offences

Legal Assist gives you access to the finest motoring offence solicitors in the country. They are primed and ready to assist you, offering confidential professional advice & representation. They deal with a significant caseload comprising of a multitude of motoring offences such as speeding, driving whilst under the influence of drugs or alcohol, careless driving, failure to provide a specimen, failure to stop/report, no insurance, driving whilst disqualified and using a mobile device whilst driving.

Speeding offences

Fixed Speed Cameras

The chances of receiving motor convictions in the UK have increased significantly with the rise of the new Vector-SR cameras, also known as ultra cameras. These advanced cameras have been introduced to replace the traditional flashing speed cameras we are all familiar with.
Ultra Cameras are yellow in colour, do not require painted lines on the road and sit much higher than the traditional speed cameras which enables them to capture vehicles for longer distances and on both sides of the road. They don’t flash or alert you of an offence which means motorists can pick up multiple offences in the same location without even knowing. Not until those dreaded letters come through the post!
According to recent reports, ultra cameras can detect whether you are on your phone whilst driving and can identify if you are wearing your seatbelt. We live in a digital age where improved surveillance can capture our every move.

Mobile Speed Cameras

Speed traps are routinely set up by local police forces in the form of surveillance vans, marked and unmarked vehicles and laser or radar guns which are manually operated by officers who are often out of view. Speed traps are set up on roads which have a history of prolific speeding, erratic driving and accidents.

Penalties for speeding

Penalties range from 3 points and a fine all the way up to disqualification. With the help of an expert motoring offence solicitor, they can guide you through the legal complexities by offering professional advice and representation which allows you to understand all the options you have available to yourself. They aim to reduce the severity of your punishment by demonstrating mitigating circumstances, outlining that it’s an isolated incident or providing evidence of exceptional hardship. Every incident is different, and everyone’s circumstances are too. Ultimately its for the court to decide but with the right representation in place, you could see a significant reduction in the severity of the punishment.

Driving whilst under the influence

The Landmark Road Safety Act 1967 was introduced and made it an offence to drive a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of over 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood. This limit remains in full force today and has been statistically proven to have helped thousands of lives since its introduction.
Between 2010 – 2020 the annual average for drink driving convictions was 41,737 which is exceptionally high. When you think of drink driving you may think of a reckless individual behind the wheel putting lives at danger, but a large portion of these convictions are normal civilised people who are unaware that they are breaking the law at the time. Many people opt to have a couple of pints or glasses of wine with their meal or perhaps they were out the night before. They get into their vehicle and are unaware that they are over the limit and by doing so, run the risk of losing their license.
Of course, there are others which knowingly drive whilst over the limit which puts their own safety as well as other at significant risk, however there may be mitigating factors to consider and hopefully it’s an isolated incident which can be demonstrated to the court. This is why having the right solicitors in place to assess your case and give you the best possible chance of a reduced punishment.

Our Motoring Offence Solicitors can assist you with:

Drink driving/Drug driving
Dangerous driving/Careless Driving
Driving without a licence
Causing death by dangerous driving
Uninsured vehicles
Failure to provide documents/ information

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You do not need to use a claims management company for this matter. You do not need to use our panel solicitors either. You have the right to proceed with a solicitor’s firm or company of your own choice.

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