The criminal Courts (whether Magistrates’ Traffic Court or a Crown Court) have a range of penalties and sentences that they can impose for the varying types of traffic offences from driving over the speed limit to death by dangerous driving. The sentence will depend on the nature and circumstances of the motoring offence. For example, causing death by dangerous driving, the most serious driving offence, you are liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 14 years.
Most driving offence penalties are governed by sentencing guidelines, i.e. the number of speeding points given or the length of driving ban is usually calculated by the speed being travelled and the relevant speed limit on the road. For example, if you are travelling at 51mph or above in a 30mph speed limit, you could face being disqualified from driving for up to 56 days or given 6 points on your licence.
Lawtons Solicitors have a wealth of experience and expertise defending a wide range of motoring offences (listed below). We will do everything in our professional power to build a case in the proper way to ensure that you get the best outcome possible in the circumstances whether it be keeping your licence and staying on the road or avoiding a prison sentence.
Every road traffic offence case is different and our expertise as driving offence solicitors means that we can assist you through all steps in your traffic offence case; from receiving a Notice of Intended Prosecution to time in a Court.
Whether you face the potential of speeding points on your licence or a dangerous driving charge, Lawtons are here to help so contact us now.