Careless & Dangerous Driving
The Courts are taking careless and dangerous driving offences much more seriously than in the past. While the threshold for careless driving is lower than dangerous driving, any careless or dangerous driving charges can result in licence penalty points, disqualification and other penalties. It is best to consult an experienced solicitor at the earliest possible stage.
Careless Driving Offence
Careless driving is defined as driving below the standard expected of a competent and careful driver. Careless driving charges are often broken into two forms: driving without due care and attention and driving without reasonable consideration for other road users.
Dangerous Driving Offences
No matter what degree of motoring offence you are facing, when you hire HS Legal Solicitors, we devote all of our knowledge and experience to protecting your rights and working to minimise the consequences.
If you are charged with dangerous driving, you are accused of driving well below the standard that would be expected of a competent driver. Our highly experienced solicitors handle cases for clients charged with dangerous driving because of dangerous overtaking, speeding, racing or driving competitively, aggressive driving, and other reasons. Additionally, we have expertise in death by dangerous driving claims.
When charged with a driving offence in London, it is important to seek legal advice at the earliest possible stage in order to avoid penalty points and the loss of your licence.
Contact our Specialist Careless & Dangerous Driving Solicitors
For further information or to speak to one of our top careless and dangerous driving solicitors please telephone us on 01206500181.
Death by Dangerous Driving
As an established firm serving England for nearly 9 years, our solicitors are equipped to handle even the most challenging cases, including death by dangerous driving claims. Death by dangerous driving is an extremely serious charge that can result in a lengthy prison sentence. We understand what is at stake in these cases, and we take each outcome seriously.
Dangerous Driving Offence
Our team will carefully examine the prosecution’s case, police reports and any other available evidence to build your defence. We may also work with leading barristers and experts as required to best serve your needs. Our lawyers often defend clients who believe they have been wrongfully accused or overcharged. We will work to minimise all possible penalties through the most effective defence for your particular case.
A death by dangerous driving charge may involve driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, sleep deprivation, distracted driving, tachometer offences or other contributing factors. No matter what the circumstances, we will vigorously protect your rights and defend your side.
Contact our Death by Dangerous Driving Lawyers in Essex
If you or a loved one has been charged with death by dangerous driving, it is essential that you consult an experienced defence solicitor at the earliest possible stage to avoid maximum penalties. For further information or to submit a query, please contact us online.
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs
f you are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, it is important that your rights are protected from the very beginning. With serious consequences on the line, including disqualification of your driver’s licence and a criminal conviction, it is best to consult an experienced solicitor as soon as possible. A drink driving conviction may also impact your current job and your ability to gain employment in the future.
Drink Driving Solicitors
At HS Legal solicitors, our motoring law solicitors have expertise in drink driving cases. We understand that a ban on your driving privileges and points on your licence can severely disrupt your professional and personal life. Our goal in these cases is to have your charge reduced or dismissed.
When arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you will immediately lose your driver’s licence. Depending on your driving history, how high your blood alcohol content was at the time of the arrest and other factors, you may be facing a variety of penalties.
Our motoring offence solicitors have wide experience successfully defending these cases. We are deeply familiar with all possible defences, and we will vigorously work to identify and pursue the best option to resolve your case successfully. We may be able to minimise the consequences of your drink driving charge by negotiating your participation in driver rehabilitation courses or community orders.
Driving Whilst Disqualified
There are many ways you can lose your licence; speeding, drink driving and other charges commonly result in a driving ban. Whether you need to drive to and from work or drive your child to an activity, your ability to drive is essential.
Driving Whilst Disqualified
For some people, driving whilst disqualified is a necessary risk. However, a driving whilst disqualified charge can result in six penalty points, substantial fines, further disqualification and even time in prison depending on your driving history.
Often, young people who have been convicted of drink driving and lost their licenses are charged with driving whilst disqualified. In these cases, increased penalties and licence points are difficult to avoid. Only an experienced motoring solicitor can identify the best defence and work to minimise the consequences. Road Traffic Offence Solicitors
At HS Legal Solicitors, our motoring offences specialist department employs highly qualified and experienced solicitors. We have expertise in the variously specialised defences for driving whilst disqualified, and our team can skillfully handle cases in all areas of road traffic law.
It is essential that you consult a defence lawyer at the earliest possible stage to avoid maximum penalties following a motoring offence. For further information or to submit a query, please contact us online or call 01206500181
Driving With a Foreign Licence
Because a UK driver’s licence requirements differ from those in other countries, English courts are not able to apply UK laws to foreign drivers. If you hold a foreign licence and are charged with a motoring offence, our solicitors can effectively defend you.
HS Legal Solicitors is an established, pedigreed firm serving England for nearly thirty years, and our motoring offences specialist department is highly experienced in representing EU citizens and other foreign licence holders.
Whether you are a student studying in England, you recently immigrated to the UK or you were visiting on holiday, we understand that a motoring offence can be very inconvenient and costly. It may also affect your ability to drive in the UK and to eventually exchange your foreign licence for a UK driving licence.
Motoring Offence Solicitors
If you do not speak English, our solicitors offer a range of foreign language services. HS Legal Solicitors is a modern practice. We offer various payment options. For further information or to submit a query, please contact us online or call 01206500181
Driving Without Insurance or a Driver’s Licence
If you are caught driving without insurance or a driver’s licence, it is important to consult an experienced motoring offence solicitor as soon as possible to protect your rights and work to avoid maximum penalties. You may be facing serious consequences, including disqualification of your driver’s licence and a substantial fine.
Driving Without Insurance or a Licence
The police can immediately identify uninsured drivers by their license plates. A financial penalty will always apply in instances of driving without insurance, with the amount dependent on the driver’s means and the circumstances of the offence. If convicted of driving uninsured, you may also face up to 12 months disqualification of your licence. Driving without insurance often involves:
- Lapsed insurance
- Company vehicle
- The car is driven by someone other than the owner
In cases of driving without a licence, you may receive up to six penalty points on your licence, a fine of up to £1,000 and a driving ban.
If you are a learner driver with a provisional licence, you are required to display “L” plates on your vehicle and be accompanied by a person who is at least 21 years old and who has held a full driving licence for at least three years. If you drive without meeting those conditions, you can be charged with driving without a licence.
Motoring Offence Solicitors
At HS Legal Solicitors, our lawyers are prepared to take on even the most challenging motoring offences. No matter the circumstances of your charge, we will work to minimise all possible penalties through the most effective defence for your particular case. There are several special reasons that one might be driving without insurance or a licence, which we may be able to use in your defence.
Whether you were travelling just a few miles per hour over the speed limit or you were going well over the limit, our expert motoring offence solicitors are prepared to advise you.
At HS Legal Solicitors, our motoring offences specialist department is highly experienced in dealing with all road traffic offences, including speeding offences.
Driving Offences and Penalty Points
The penalties for speeding can vary according to your driving history and how fast you were allegedly driving. If you already have points on your licence, you may be facing disqualification with additional points for speeding. If you were going 100 miles per hour or more, the penalties are more severe and may include significant fines and a driving ban.
Our solicitors are deeply familiar with the strategies the prosecution may use to prove you were speeding, as well as the appropriate defences.
Police in the UK uses many different types of measurement devices to catch speeding drivers such as speed cameras, laser and radar guns and other devices. There are strict rules for calibrating these devices, as well as regulations for operating them. To build your defence, our lawyers may work with experts to investigate the source of your speeding charge and determine if the device used in your case was properly calibrated and administered.
Contact our speeding offence solicitors
When charged with a driving offence in the UK, it is important to seek legal advice at the earliest possible stage in order to avoid penalty points and the loss of your licence. Contact our speeding offence solicitors at HS Legal Solicitors. For more information or to submit a query about your offence.