Driving Offence Solicitors
Tates Solicitors are expert motoring offence solicitors in Leeds with extensive expertise in Road Traffic offence defence and all aspects of Motoring Law.
We defend all types of motoring offences, including Speeding, Drug Driving, Drink Driving, Failure to stop, Failure to report and Careless Driving. Our specialist knowledge means that we frequently defend motorists on the more technical offences relating to allegations of Failure to Identify the Driver, Driving without Insurance, Driving without due care & attention and Driving Licence offences.
Speeding Offence Defence Solicitors
Have you been caught speeding or have you received a Notice of Intending Prosecution (NIP)? If so then you’re at risk of getting at least three penalty points. In some cases, you could also be facing a driving disqualification or ban, this could be because of the ‘Totting up Rule’ or because of the speed you were driving at.
If you’ve been charged with a speeding offence like an SP30, we can provide you with expert legal advice. We are experts in all types of motoring offences, including speeding, and can help you avoid any unnecessary points, fines, or even disqualification. In some cases, our advice may help you avoid prosecution completely. If you need legal advice relating to a speeding matter, speak with one of our experienced lawyers today!
Drink Driving Solicitors
A drink driving offence carries a minimum disqualification of 12 months and depending on your personal alcohol reading, it may be longer than this. In the most serious cases there is a risk of a prison sentence being imposed. This is why it is important to get expert advice at the earliest possible opportunity.
We have a team of lawyers who specialise in drink driving offences in Leeds & surrounding areas. We have defended thousands of motoring law cases over the years and we can boast excellent defence rates. If you have been caught drink driving and face prosecution call us today for free initial advice.
With Drug Driving the initial test will be by saliva swab. Analysis of the swap will show whether the driver has taken cocaine or cannabis. In the event the test is positive the police will take the suspect into custody to have a blood test.
In the event you are convicted of drug driving the powers of the courts are similar to those when sentencing drink driving cases. On a guilty plea or if found guilty after trial, you can expect a minimum 12 month driving ban, a fine up to £5000 and costs. As with extreme cases of drink driving, the courts will always retained the powers to pass a custodial sentence if they deem the offence so serious that only custody is appropriate.
If you have been caught drug or drink driving and face prosecution call us today for free initial advice.
Until recently, careless driving only attracted penalty points. It can only take a moment of carelessness such as texting whilst driving for instance, which then results in a fatal incident, then this can lead to a prison sentence. Dangerous driving has always been a serious criminal offence, more so if fatal consequences follow. It is important to have expert help, advice and assistance at the earliest possible stage in any police investigation as they are often complex and carried out by a specialist unit.
The difference between being convicted of careless driving or dangerous driving is often technical. A conviction for dangerous driving not only carries the risk of imprisonment but also compulsory disqualification and the need to take a retest. As careless driving carries between 3 and 9 penalty points it is important that your case is properly presented so that the court impose the least possible number of points. A conviction for either offence will lead to increased insurance premiums.
We have an experienced legal team who specialise in careless and dangerous driving offences, and with this in mind we are confident in our ability to represent
Driving Licence Offences
We appreciate that in many circumstances the loss of your driving licence can mean the loss of your livelihood and we frequently advance ‘Special Reasons’ and ‘Exceptional Hardship’ arguments which enable clients to retain their licences. We have an excellent track record in the robust defence relating to retaining your driving licence or reducing the term of the ban.
We also represent and advise businesses and individuals regarding offences prosecuted by VOSA.
For information relating to our fees for legal representation for a motoring offence, please click here