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How to Reduce or Remove a Driving Ban

We recently represented a client, Mr D, who was serving a 3 year driving ban due to being convicted of drink driving for a second time within a 10 year period. Since the date of the ban he had been unable to secure any meaningful employment and, as a result, was suffering serious financial hardship. We took on his case and attempted to appeal the ban on the grounds that he had already served the majority of the ban and it was having an overly negative impact on his quality of life. 

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Proving Who the Driver Is

Our client, Mr E, received a speeding ticket that he believed he shouldn't have received because he wasn't driving his vehicle at that time. He provided his evidence, and asked the police if he could see theirs. This did not help, so he contacted TrafficLawyers4U's expert solictors for help. 

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Case Study - Defence of Duress or Necessity of Circumstance

Mr A was a successful businessman with a good driving history and no previous convictions, but after leaving a bar he felt threatened after being approached by a number of males and chose to drive home to get out of the situation. He was subsequently stopped and he was charged with drink driving

Case Study - Drink Driving Caused by a Spiked Drink

As always, Mr B drove his car to the train station and caught the train to work. That day he went for some drinks with his colleagues after work. He knew he would have to drive home after he got off the train, so he only drank two pints of beer, to ensure he was under the limit when he got behind the wheel. Unbeknownst to him, his colleagues had spiked his drink with shots of liquor. He was stopped later during his drive home, where he failed the breath test and was subsequently charged with drink driving.

Case Study - Drink Driving Offence

Mr C was stopped whilst driving as part of a routine traffic stop. The police officer spoke to him and formed the opinion that he had been driving under the influence of alcohol. At the request of the police office, Mr C was asked to submit a roadside breath test sample for analysis, which he failed. He was arrested, charged with drink driving and taken back to the police station to provide an official breath test sample which would be used as evidence in court. 

Case Study - How to Reduce or Remove a Driving Ban

We recently represented a client, Mr D, who was serving a 3 year driving ban due to being convicted of drink driving for a second time within a 10 year period. Since the date of the ban he had been unable to secure any meaningful employment and, as a result, was suffering serious financial hardship. We took on his case and attempted to appeal the ban on the grounds that he had already served the majority of the ban and it was having an overly negative impact on his quality of life. 

Case Study - Proving Who the Driver Is

Our client, Mr E, received a speeding ticket that he believed he shouldn't have received because he wasn't driving his vehicle at that time. He provided his evidence, and asked the police if he could see theirs. This did not help, so he contacted TrafficLawyers4U's expert solictors for help. 

Case Study - Speeding Offence

Mr F was charged with speeding. The speed alleged was very high and, if convicted, Mr F faced the likelihood of a driving ban. We contacted the Crown Prosecution Service and obtained all the evidence that the prosecution intended to rely upon.

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Careless Driving

The careless driving offence actually has a very wide definition.  The driver does not have to be driving a motor vehicle but any mechanically propelled vehicle and the careless driving offence can take place not only on public roads but any other place to which the public has access.  As dedicated traffic lawyers we will not shy away from questioning, exposing and exploiting any weakness in a prosecution case against any of our clients who face an allegation of careless driving.

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Drink Driving Lawyer

Robert Bimpson is widely acknowledged to be an expert in the defence of drink driving charges. He has been dedicated to the defence of clients since 1989 and his wealth of experience will be used to personally ensure you receive the best advice and the best possible outcome to your case.

Our success rate in either avoiding or greatly reducing a driving ban is huge.

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Driving Bans

Wherever, following a conviction under the Road Traffic Act, there is a penalty of an obligatory endorsement of penalty points or an obligatory disqualification we may be able to avoid this for you, if we can establish ‘special reasons’.

The law has very clearly stated what amounts to ‘special reasons’ and this often causes confusion in the mind of the lay person.  We advise that you contact us as soon as you are aware of a prosecution in order that the issue of ‘special reasons’ can be discussed.
In order to establish ‘special reasons’ for not endorsing a licence or not disqualifying it will usually be essential to call evidence to satisfy the court of this.

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Failing to Identify Driver

The Road Traffic Act imposes a strict duty upon defendants to disclose the identity of drivers in these situations.  If you face a prosecution for failure to disclose the identity of the driver, you should contact us immediately.  We recommend that you speak to us prior to signing any documents and you should do this as soon as you receive them.
Just because the law seems onerous and puts strict duties upon people, do not assume that there are no defences to failure to disclose the identity of the driver of a motor vehicle.  There are, and success may well depend upon the speed with which you act when you are prosecuted.  Contact us immediately.

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Failure to Stop

In a prosecution for failure to stop we advise that you contact us immediately.  There is a strict duty upon motorists to stop and provide information, to people who reasonably request it, after an accident involving damage to property or injury to a person.
 
It is important to note that you can be guilty of failure to stop even if the accident is no fault of yours.
 
As with lot of road traffic offences, failing to stop is widely defined.  It does not have to involve a motor vehicle as the Act refers to mechanically propelled vehicle.  The definition of ‘accident’ tends to be regarded in a common sense way.  Any ‘injury’ to a person does not have to be physical injury and can even include nervous shock.

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Refusing Roadside Breath Test

You can only be convicted of failing to cooperate with a preliminary test if you do so without ‘reasonable excuse.’  Such an offence can cover several situations where a person has not cooperated with a preliminary test, but usually relate to a defendant being physically or mentally incapable of providing it or to so would entail a substantial risk to his health.  The inability to cooperate with a preliminary test, if caused by drink or drugs will not be a defence. If you face prosecution for this traffic offence you need a specialist drink drive lawyer to best represent your interests.

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Speeding Ticket

Do not assume that photographic or police evidence cannot be challenged. It can. If you believe that any evidence is wrong, you should contact us immediately.  To secure a conviction, the court has to be sure as to the accuracy of any evidence, that you were speeding. If this evidence fails to meet the required standards, we will argue before the court that there should be no conviction. If the court agrees with the argument you may well avoid a driving ban.

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Using a Mobile Phone Whilst Driving

Most offences will be dealt with by way of three penalty points and £60 Fixed Penalty Notice. If you got caught using a mobile phone whilst driving a bus or any heavy goods vehicle the matter could proceed to a Court hearing and you could be fined up to £2,500.

 

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Hit and Run Law UK

In a prosecution for failure to stop we advise that you contact us immediately.  There is a strict duty upon motorists to stop and provide information, to people who reasonably request it, after an accident involving damage to property or injury to a person.
It is important to note that you can be guilty of failure to stop even if the accident is no fault of yours. 
As with lot of road traffic offences, failing to stop is widely defined.  It does not have to involve a motor vehicle as the Act refers to mechanically propelled vehicle.  The definition of ‘accident’ tends to be regarded in a common sense way.  Any ‘injury’ to a person does not have to be physical injury and can even include nervous shock.

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