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Perverting the course of justice lawyers

Many people are tempted to let a partner take their speeding points. To do so is a very serious offence called perverting the course of justice. If the Police suspect you of doing this, you need expert legal help right away.

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Speeding and perverting the course of justice

Slater and Gordon’s road traffic defence lawyers have the experience you need if you’re suspected of perverting the course of justice. Call us now on 0161 830 9632 or contact us and we’ll call you.

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Have you perverted the course of justice?

More than two million speeding tickets are handed out every year in the UK, bringing fines, penalty points and sometimes the possibility of a court appearance. Add in the threat of disqualification for those racking up too many penalty points on their driving licences and it’s little wonder that people are occasionally tempted to name someone else as the driver when they receive a Notice of Intended Prosecution for speeding.

While this may seem like a reasonable course of action at the time, the fact is that it’s a very serious criminal offence that can lead to charges of perverting the course of justice.

Notably, these charges can be made against both the driver and the person who agreed to take their speeding penalty as well as lead to a jail sentence for both parties. This happened in the well-known cases against the former Liberal Democrat MP Chris Huhne and his former wife Vicky Pryce. This also happened more recently to the Labour MP Fiona Onasanya, who was jailed alongside her brother.

If you’ve given false details as to who was driving a vehicle after receiving a speeding ticket, or the Police suspect you of doing this, you need to speak to a specialist speeding offence lawyer right away. Call us on 0161 830 9632 or contact us and we’ll call you.

Can we help with a charge of perverting the course of justice?

If the Police believe that you have perverted the course of justice by failing to disclose the correct identity of the driver in a speeding case, it’s essential to contact one of our expert lawyers before attending an interview at the Police station.

It’s also worth bearing in mind that the Police are now conducting retrospective investigations into Perverting the Course of Justice regarding speeding tickets, using a variety of databases from other agencies.

If you’re contacted by the Police - even regarding an historic speeding ticket – it's essential that you’ve expert legal help from the outset, all the way through to the Crown Court if proceedings get that far.

Talk to one of Slater and Gordon’s expert speeding offence lawyers today. Phone us on 0161 830 9632, or contact us and we’ll call you.

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