At Just Motor Law, regardless of how you were caught speeding we can provide the expert legal advice you need to pursue your case and get you back on the road as soon as possible.
We pride ourselves on our success rate for motorists at a time when they need it most. We understand how important your driving licence is giving you the freedom to carry out the day-to-day tasks and the affect that a driving ban can have on your job, your family and any other dependants.
Whether knowingly or unknowingly, inevitably many people fall foul of strict speeding laws and enforcement policies. Speeding is a criminal offence and if convicted, you could receive penalty points or a disqualification and a fine in addition to court costs.
There are various types of devices that are used to detect speeding such as hand-held devices, fixed cameras, police in-car equipment and average speed cameras. In our experience these devices are not always correctly set up or used by the police and this can give rise to successful challenges to the prosecution.
You can be prosecuted for speeding simply on the witness evidence of two officers - one who states that in his expert opinion, you were speeding and another to corroborate that opinion. That type of case can be challenged by our expertly trained and experienced advocates through robust and fearless cross-examination of the officers.
Just Motor Law regularly challenges to obtain smaller penalties or have the case thrown out completely. Legal knowledge and expertise is imperative if you believe you weren’t at fault; our vast experience in identifying potential loop holes or missed evidence could mean the difference in getting you back on the road or losing your licence completely.
Penalties will vary depending on the speed you were alleged to be exceeding, the limit on the road where the offence occurred and the number of points you have on your licence.
After three years the points will be deleted from your licence.
First Time Offences
If you have received your first speeding ticket, the table below outlines the penalty points and/or fine you can expect to incur.
It is important to remember that if you have had your licence for less than 24 months and receive 6 points, your licence will be revoked and you would be required to retake your test.
Exceeding the speed limit at high speeds can leave you open to allegations of careless or dangerous driving if it impacts upon your driving ability. This means that speeding in circumstances which led to the quality of driving falling far below that which is expected of a reasonable driver, could carry a sentence of imprisonment.
Exceeding 9 Points
If you have 9 points live on your licence and the imposed new points bring them to a total of 12 or more you will be what’s called a “totter”. This means that the Magistrates will impose a minimum six months disqualification unless there are special reasons not to impose the points. For example, if the disqualification caused exceptional hardship to the driver and any dependants.
Seeking expert legal advice when you reach 12 points on your licence is imperative in allowing our specialist motoring lawyers to identify any potential exceptional hardship circumstances that may prevent loss of licence.
Speeding offences rely on evidence taken via various technical devices, for example speed cameras.
Our success rate in handling cases where the speed allegation can be challenged is exemplary. We regularly review cases where errors have occurred and the mistakes become apparent. For example, where equipment has been incorrectly used, records inaccurately kept or the use of unlawful road signs.
Equipment should be operated within guidelines and records must be properly maintained in order for the Crown Prosecution Service to have a strong case against you. This doesn’t always happen and that is why with the expertise of motoring lawyers you are guaranteed the best legal representation in examining each and every detail which could change the outcome of your case.
Just Motor Law has represented clients across the UK in such cases, including the nationally reported M6/M42 variable speed signs. (link to press piece).
We understand that not everybody wants to challenge the evidence of the police and may accept that they were speeding. However, it may be that although you admit to speeding, you dispute the alleged speed. In such cases our motor law experts enter into negotiations with the Crown Prosecution Service to achieve the best possible outcome to protect your driving licence.
At Just Motor Law we will ensure that you receive leading legal representation.