Notice of Intended Prosecution

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Notice of Intended Prosecution

If there are to be any proceedings against you for a road traffic offence you should receive a Notice of Intended Prosecution usually through the post. You may even have been notified this by a police officer you stopped you.

It is imperative that as soon as you get this you contact us without delay.

We can discuss your potential problem and the best way to deal with it from that point onwards.

Remember, if any potential prosecution is to be defended successfully, the sooner work begins on your defence the better. Do not be tempted to forget about it and hope it will go away!

Notice of Intended Prosecution Instruction

Once we are instructed to act on your behalf we will carefully examine the prosecution case such as has been disclosed at the start. In due course this may involve not only obtaining prosecution statements but also, for example, police traffic car video tapes, tape recordings of interviews and any other relevant evidence. It is our job to ensure that the prosecution ultimately discloses as much evidence as possible as there are many cases where there is information in the hands of the police or prosecution which is extremely helpful to the defence.

In any prosecution it is the responsibility of both the police and prosecution to comply with strict rules and procedures. Should they fail to do so this is something that must be brought to the attention of the courts and it could result in the failure of any prosecution against you.

Personal Client Defence

Of equal importance is your version of events. We will usually suggest a personal client defence at the outset of each case. Should you prefer this can be done on the telephone at this stage.

Once the case is at court you will be fully advised as to the procedure, the sequence of events and what will be required of you. There will be full representation at court to ensure that the case proceeds correctly and very importantly, that any stress that you may experience is kept to a minimum. We believe an import part of our service is not only to advice and research on behalf of our clients but to support and guide especially in the court environment.

Please note, should you find yourself in court without a solicitor and the case is proved against you or perhaps the situation seems more serious than you had first thought, for example you may face a driving disqualification, you should apply to the court to adjourn the hearing so that you can obtain legal advice. If the hearing is adjourned you should then contact Traffic Lawyer 4 U immediately. There are situations where a driving ban can be avoided or the length of the ban reduced. All may not be lost! If you contact us we will tell you if we can help and how much this will cost.

Also note, if you receive a notice under Section 172 of the Road Traffic Act asking you to identify the driver of a vehicle, we advise that you contact us immediately.

Contact us about Notice of Intended Prosecution

For more information regarding Notice of Intended Prosecution then please contact us on 0800 032 5930 or email us at .


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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

Robert Bimpson is wildly 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.

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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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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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