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Driving Offence Solicitors at Slater and Gordon have a 93% positive result rate defending traffic offences. For a free consultation about a driving endorsement or a Notice of Intended Prosecution call our Driving Offence Solicitors on freephone 0808 175 7998 or contact us online and we will call you.
Motorists caught speeding can expect a Fixed Penalty Notice, they may be subject to a Notice of Intended Prosecution as well as penalty point endorsements on their driving licence. In either case, call Slater and Gordon Lawyers to potentially avoid a significant fine or disqualification from driving.
It’s essential to get expert legal advice before you admit to the offence and before you appear in Court. Our Driving Offence Solicitors have successfully defended all types of driving offences. We can assess your driving offence or Notice of Intended Prosecution and then provide expert legal advice on the best course of action.
We can advise you 24/7 and provide legal representation for a driving offence committed anywhere in England & Wales.
Notice of Intended Prosecution offences include speeding, dangerous driving and driving without due care and attention.
Depending on the severity of the driving offence committed, you may be prosecuted. In speeding offence cases, for example, if you were caught speeding and you were exceeding the speed limit by a considerable margin, you are likely to be prosecuted.
The Notice of Intended Prosecution can either be issued to you verbally by a police officer at the time of the offence, or your will receive a Notice of Intended Prosecution letter, which is the case if you were caught speeding by a speed camera.
Important: The Notice of Intended Prosecution is only a warning that you may face prosecution, and it does not automatically mean that you will be prosecuted.
The Notice of Intended Prosecution document must be signed by you and returned to the address provided. If you are prosecuted, you will receive a summons to appear in Court.
The Notice of Intended Prosecution letter must be delivered to you within 14 days of the driving offence having been committed; otherwise the prosecution may be invalid. This is designed to ensure that you, the defendant, have adequate time to consider your options and to prepare your legal defence.
If you or a loved one have received a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) letter or a verbal warning from a police officer, it’s important to get expert legal advice as soon as possible. In some cases we may be able to nip the NIP in the bud…
When you contact Slater and Gordon Lawyers, a specialist Driving Offence Solicitor can discuss and review your case with you prior to offering expert legal advice and proven solutions from recent cases. In some cases our Solicitors can prevent the issuing of penalty points, even if there is a conviction.
In addition to fines for driving offences the Courts can and do 'endorse' driving licences with penalty points. Depending on the severity of the motoring offence, the penalty point endorsements will stay on your driving record for anywhere between four to 11 years. If you accumulate or ‘tot up’ to 12 penalty points or more within a three year period you can be disqualified from driving.
Stricter rules apply to new drivers who will have their driving licence revoked if they get six penalty points or more within two years of getting their full driving licence. Drivers wanting to get their licence back must re-apply for a provisional licence and re-sit both the theory and practical driving tests.
In most motoring offence cases, the more serious the offence, the more penalty points you get. Points are given on a scale of one to 11. For example, you risk getting between three to six penalty points for speeding, while failing to comply with traffic light signals carries a maximum of three penalty points. Offences which carry the maximum 11 points include theft or unauthorised taking of a vehicle, as well as 'motor racing on the highway'.
If you face the threat of getting penalty points on your driving license, call Slater and Gordon Lawyers for a free consultation.
An expert Driving Offence Solicitor can examine the evidence against you and identify whether you have a defence. This is vital for drivers who already have, or are about the get enough penalty points to be banned from driving.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers is one of the UK's largest and well known law firms with offices in London, Manchester, Watford, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Preston, Wakefield and Wrexham.