Duncan Lewis motoring and driving offence solicitors offer robust criminal defence services to drivers facing motoring charges.
Prosecutions for road traffic offences are brought under The Highways Act 1980, the Road Traffic Act 1988, or the Criminal Damage Act 1971.
The Highway Code sets out the rules for motorists using the public highway.
In 2013, the government proposed tougher sentences for motoring offences and driving offences, enabling the police to hand out more fixed penalty notices for careless driving.
However, new stealth speed cameras introduced in April 2014 – Highways Agency Digital Enforcement Camera System 3 (Hadecs 3) – mean more motorists are being fined for speeding offences than ever before.
There have also been changes car tax discs and licences, with DVLA fines of up to £1,000 for not updating a photo card on a licence.
Keeping up-to-date with changes to motoring law has never been more important – and whether motorists are facing charges for minor driving offences or more serious motoring offences, Duncan Lewis motoring offence solicitors offer expert legal advice on all motoring charges, including:
These offences do not require legal representation, but we have provided information on them for your reference:
Duncan Lewis motoring offence solicitors are available 24/7 and have offices nationwide to advise on motoring law.
Duncan Lewis can advise at any stage of a motoring offence, including immediately after a road traffic incident, or if a Notice of Intended Prosecution has been issued.
Duncan Lewis motoring law always aim for the best outcome for clients facing road traffic offences – including cases where a driving ban might cause exceptional hardship and seriously damage career prospects, or be detrimental to family life.
The Duncan Lewis motoring law department advises car drivers, HGV drivers, professional drivers, couriers, motorcyclists and cyclists on road traffic offences.
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 a successful track record in defending motoring offences in Magistrates’ Courts, Crown Courts and at Court of Appeal.
There are Duncan Lewis offices nationwide in England and Wales – and a motoring law 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 0203 114 1145 for expert legal advice on road traffic offences.
For 24/7 help at a police station, call the Duncan Lewis Emergency Hotline on 0207 275 2036.
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.
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.
Call Duncan Lewis Motoring & Driving Offence Solicitors for expert legal advice on road traffic offences on 0203 114 1145.