Road Traffic Offences - how much will it cost me?
All work in this sphere would be undertaken by either of the following:-
Solicitor with 30 years of Criminal Practice and experience of Advocacy and the Magistrates Court.
Solicitor Advocate with 19 years of Criminal Practice and experience of Advocacy in both the Magistrates and Crown Courts.
Offences encompass the following:-
- Driving without due care and attention
- Driving in excess of the prescribed alcohol limit
- Driving in excess of the prescribed drug limit
- Failing to supply a specimen to a Police Officer
- Driving at excess speed
- Racing on the Highway
- Seatbelt offences
- Using a mobile telephone whilst driving
- Similar and associated offences concerning riding a motorcycle
- Parking offences
- Motor vehicle licencing
- Plus Section 143 Road Traffic Act 1988 Driving without Insurance
In the event of guilty plea being tendered:-
- A fixed fee of £500.00 plus VAT is payable for representation for each hearing. This includes up to two hours spent preparing generally for the case and considering documents provided at Court;
- Providing advice in relation to the appropriate plea that you should enter to the allegation and likely sentence or advice on the options available to the Court in relation to sentencing;
- Where appropriate advice on whether an exceptional hardship, or a special reasons argument should be made on your behalf to the Court;
- Representation at a single hearing.
Please note the fee does not include the following;
- The instruction of any expert witnesses;
- Taking statements from any witnesses; (£225.00 per hour –approx. 1 hour)
- Advice and assistance in relation to a ‘special reason’ hearing ora hearing pleading ‘exceptional hardship’ to avoid endorsement of a licence or disqualification from driving;
- Advice or assistance in relation to any appeal
The key stages of your matter are based upon the presumption that you have or will enter a guilty plea and have a date for your hearing The work and will include:-
- A meeting with your solicitor to enable you to provide instructions concerning you case; or what happened;
- We will consider the documentation provided (known as initial disclosure) and any other evidence and provide you with advice;
- We will arrange to take statements from any witnesses statement if necessary (this will be subject to an additional fee);
- We will explain the procedure to you so you know what to expect when you appear in court at your hearing and the sentencing options available to the Court;
- We will conduct any further preparatory work obtain further instructions from you if necessary and answer any follow up queries you have;
- We cannot provide a timescale of when your hearing will take place as this will depend on the Court’s determination of when to list the cases for that day;
- We will attend Court on the day and meet with you before attending before the Court
- We anticipate being present at Court for up to two hours
- We will discuss the outcome of the case with you. If advice is required regarding an appeal of the Court’s decision this will carry an additional cost;
Involvement in the event of a not-guilty plea.
- An estimate of the fees for such work will be based upon the solicitor’s hourly rate deals of which will be provided in response to instructions being received;
Depending on the location of theCourt there may be additional charges in relation to time spent for the duration and cost of travelling;
Employment Law- Fixed Fees
INITIAL FREE HALF HOUR APPOINTMENT
This includes:- Attending you for a preliminary appointment to see whether you have a case or can defend a case. Please note that this is for 30 minutes only and does not include advice in writing.
We are able to offer fixed fees to both claimants and respondents in relation to Employment Tribunal claims. Please contact us for specialist advice and further details.