• No Insurance

Driving without insurance is taken very seriously by the courts. You will receive at least 6 points or be disqualified and the fines can be hefty – up to £5,000 depending on your financial circumstances. Your insurance premiums in the future will also increase significantly.

If you thought that you were insured but it turns out you were not you will still be guilty of the offence, even if it was not your fault.

Of course the Court has to be sure you were the driver and the case can be defended on the basis of mistaken identification. If identity is an issue you may be required to attend an interview with the police. A good solicitor at the police station is essential as they will try to establish the strength of the evidence and advise you before you decide whether or not to give an account to the police.

If you were the driver and you were not insured then you may be able to argue special reasons to reduce your penalty Special Reasons Not to Disqualify and Exceptional Hardship . Call us now for free initial advice.

Key stages for a guilty plea

We will meet with you, consider the evidence and advise on the likely sentence and then represent you at court. We will then discuss the outcome with you after the case. The fee will not include obtaining expert or other witness statements to assist your case, advice and assistance on a special reasons or exceptional hardship hearing or advice on an appeal.

How much will it cost?

Costs will vary depending upon the circumstances of your case but typically the fees will range from £500 to £900+ VAT depending on the circumstances and where the case will be heard and we will discuss this with you when you first come to see us. Timescales will again depend on the facts of the case and when your case is listed with the court. Typically it will take between 2 and 6 months to complete dependent upon when the case is listed by the court. You should be aware that legal aid is not generally available for motoring offences, unless they are of the more serious kind.

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