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Indictable road traffic offences

Indictable Road Traffic Offences


An indictable road traffic offence is a motoring offence which is sent to Court for trial.


Examples of indictable road traffic offences include:


  • Causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving
  • Causing death by dangerous driving
  • Motoring offences involving a charge of manslaughter or murder.
  • Wanton or furious driving.


The most serious road traffic charges are sent for trial at a Crown Court rather than a Magistrates’ Court – and will most like carry a prison sentence upon conviction by a jury under the Road Traffic Act 1988.


Prison sentences for indictable road traffic offences can be severe, with jail terms up to 14 years for dangerous driving – and even life imprisonment for some motoring offences which result in death.


When facing charges involving serious road traffic offences, it is vital to seek legal advice from an expert motoring law solicitor as soon as possible.


Duncan Lewis motoring offence solicitors can advise even before a charge for an indictable road traffic offence is brought – and are available 24/7 for police interview under caution.


Duncan Lewis driving offence solicitors have a successful track record in defending the most serious charges involving road traffic offences – and regularly advise professional drivers facing prosecution for driving offences, as well as experienced motorists and new drivers and motorcyclists.


We prepare our clients thoroughly for trial – and offer robust criminal defence services to those charged with indictable road traffic offences who may be facing a prison sentence.


Duncan Lewis motoring law solicitors can also advise on conviction and sentencing appeals to the Appeals Court.


Duncan Lewis Motoring & Driving Offence Solicitors – Our reputation for excellence


Duncan Lewis represents clients at Police Stations, Magistrates’ Courts, Crown Courts, and at Appeal Courts such as the Court of Appeal.


Duncan Lewis' Crime Department has been recognised as a Top Tier and recommended criminal defence practice by Chambers UK 2018 and the Legal 500 2017 Edition – and has an exceptional track record in defending cases involving indictable road traffic offences, including car drivers, HGV drivers or other road users.


Duncan Lewis Motoring & Driving Offence Solicitors – How to contact us


There are Duncan Lewis offices nationwide in England and Wales – and a criminal defence solicitor from Duncan Lewis can usually reach a client at a police station or court within 45 minutes.


Call Duncan Lewis motoring offence solicitors on 020 7923 4020 for expert legal advice on road traffic offences, including charges involving indictable road traffic offences.


For 24/7 help at a police station, call the Duncan Lewis Emergency Hotline on 020 7275 2036.


Duncan Lewis Motoring & Driving Offence Solicitors – When to contact us


Duncan Lewis motoring offence solicitors advise clients who may face prosecution for a road traffic offence to contact us as soon as possible, especially if a Notice of Intended Prosecution has been issued.


A member of the Duncan Lewis motoring offence department can attend police interview under caution – and our motoring law department regularly advises new drivers, experienced drivers and professional drivers on road traffic offences, including indictable offences.


Duncan Lewis Motoring & Driving Offence Solicitors – Legal Aid & Private Client


Duncan Lewis motoring offence solicitors are a leading provider of Legal Aid services – however, Legal Aid is means tested and may only be available in certain circumstances.


Duncan Lewis can advise further on Legal Aid at the initial client meeting or phone call.


In cases where a client may not be eligible for Legal Aid, Duncan Lewis motoring and driving offence solicitors offer competitively-priced fee levels for private client representation – with fixed fees and advance notice of any costs whenever possible.


In some cases, after the event insurance may also be a funding option for cases involving motoring offences.


Call Duncan Lewis Motoring & Driving Offence Solicitors to discuss indictable road traffic offences on 020 7923 4020..


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