If you are caught far in excess of the speed limit, there is a high risk of an immediate disqualification from driving based on the recorded speed. Through the utilisation of a speeding offence solicitor, you can ensure the best chance of a successful appeal.
Frustratingly, different Courts around the country have different local practices. A good rule of thumb however is if you are more than 40% over the speed limit, you are at risk of immediate disqualification. Our speeding offence solicitors are true experts within their respective field and put clients in the best position to handle the various practices courts put into place.
The length of the ban is again at the Court’s discretion but will range from 7 to 90 days depending on the exact circumstances of your case, your personal situation and the quality of the mitigation raised by you or your Barrister. Our Speeding Offence Solicitors will delve into your case and the many variables it presents to solidify a plan of action.
The prosecution must prove its case to the Court establishing beyond reasonable doubt that you have, for example, sped intentionally. If there are any evidential difficulties with the prosecution case, our Speeding Offence Solicitors will spot them and advise you accordingly. This will include the court proving that it was you who was driving – although some obvious inferences can reasonably be drawn. These include challenges to fixed position Gatso and speed recording hand-held devices (where applicable). The Gatso uses radar technology and is used for fixed speed cameras, in-car mobile units, tripod mounting and can even be used from moving vehicles.
Our Speeding Offence Solicitors will carefully examine the set-up of the device including calibration, alignment and site. This may well be affected by the annual service requirements of the device and the meeting of training requirements by the operator. Further challenges presented by Speeding Offence Solicitors will also include an examination of the continuity of the evidence collected. This is where the challenge is made to how the evidence was recorded, collected and stored for use in Court. There are procedures to be followed to ensure that evidence is not contaminated. The above is a time consuming and complex process.
As a general rule, the Courts will punish high excess speeding offences with instant disqualifications. Also, any driver reaching 12 penalty points within 3 years would face a 6-month disqualification under the “totting up” procedure.
The mandatory guideline is that under the “totting up” procedure, a 6-month disqualification should be imposed but when the licence is returned, the slate is wiped clean and the points removed. With the aid of a Speeding Offence Solicitor, you can ensure your best possible chance of a successful case dispute. If left unattended you could face:
What our Speeding Offence Solicitors often find is that a successful exceptional hardship argument is built on good preparation and good presentation. All relevant information relating to your personal and professional circumstances should be put before the court in order to give you the best opportunity to save your licence.
That is why our Speeding Offence Solicitors will take a thorough and detailed statement from you, and assist you in gathering other material that will be used to support the arguments that will be put before the court. Our specialist barristers experience of dealing with exceptional hardship arguments will allow Speeding Offence Solicitors to guide you through this process and extract information that you may not necessarily realise is helpful to your case.
The court more often than not is presented with arguments regarding the possibility of a person losing their job as the result of a disqualification. Although this is a perfectly valid argument, the court will sometimes need slightly more compelling and convincing arguments as to why they should not impose a disqualification. The impact your disqualification would have on an innocent party is a perfect example of this.
Sometimes the consequences of disqualification can be so extreme that the penalty is no longer proportionate to the offence. This is a conclusion that sometimes the court does not easily come to on its own. That is where our Speeding Offence Solicitors come in.
The court’s position will form the assumption that you find yourself in this situation due to committing a series of motoring offences in what they would regard as a relatively short period. With so many of us leading busy lives with too much to do and not enough time to do it, accumulating penalty points is easily done. Our Speeding Offence Solicitor’s job will be to convince the court to give you another chance, in short.
If the court is persuaded not to disqualify you, the chance they will be giving you to continue to drive may be your last chance. The court will still endorse your licence with penalty points, which remain ‘live’ for the purposes of any future court proceedings for a period of three years. You would then be driving around with 12 or more penalty points until they expire.
If you successfully rely on an exceptional hardship and within three years find that you are facing another disqualification due to ‘totting up’ you will not be able to rely on the same set of facts that you relied upon on the previous occasion. Ensuring that you successfully promote your case with the aid of a Speeding Offence Solicitor can be essential for the future of your driving licence.
Secure your case today with the utilisation of a Speeding Offence Solicitor. Our expertise within the industry will be apparent within your enquiry, offering you the best possible plan of action, specific to your case.
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