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What is a motoring offence?

Driving is an essential everyday task for most people, a lot of people rely on driving for work, and without being able to do it, they might find themselves in serious trouble. Individuals who face points, fines or driving disqualifications tend to accept the charges without considering the help of experienced motoring law solicitors. Here at Belmont Solicitors, we believe that everyone deserves the correct representation in court and their voice to be heard, to express their side of the story. 

Our experienced solicitors can reduce or avoid charges or disqualifications, ensuring you can get back on the road as soon as it is possible in the most stress-free way. 

With common offences such as speeding on the rise, by around 5% every year, the rising number of speed cameras on the roads does not allow space for human error, resulting in drivers totting up points and facing possible disqualification. 

If you have received an unpleasant surprise in the post or were stopped by the police; we advise that you contact one of our experienced motoring law solicitors at Belmont Solicitors now. 

What can I do if I have been charged with a motoring offence?

No matter what vehicle you drive, there are options available to lower your penalties by making your motoring charges less severe. Our experienced solicitors will present you with all the possible choices you have. Our solicitors will always be 100% transparent about their pricing, ensuring you are provided with the best possible solution to the problem. We will ensure that you are informed and updated on your case regularly, and you’ll know that the work has been left in the best possible hands. There is a range of offences that can be committed however, we found that the most common ones include: 

  • Dangerous Driving
  • Drink Drive
  • Drug Drive
  • Electric Bicycles and Scooters
  • Rules for New Drivers
  • Fail To Stop / Report
  • No Licence
  • No Insurance
  • Speeding Offences
  • Using A Mobile Phone
  • Without Due Care And Attention (Careless Driving)
  • Dangerous Vehicles
  • Contravening Signs

Motoring offences – possible penalties

Depending on the severity of the offence committed and any previous similar offences, the charges can tremendously vary. If you are found to be committing the same or similar offence, the charges are likely to be higher each time the offence is committed. For offences such as drink driving, a mandatory disqualification is required, which can be a huge inconvenience to your daily life, especially if you need your vehicles daily. 

OffencePenalty Penalty points
Dangerous Driving 2 years imprisonment, unlimited fine, obligatory disqualification3-11
Drink Driving 6 months imprisonment, unlimited fine, obligatory disqualification3-11
Drug Driving 6 months imprisonment, unlimited fine, obligatory disqualification3-11
Failing to stop and report6 months imprisonment, unlimited fine, discretionary disqualification5-10
No licence £1,000 fine, discretionary disqualification3-6
No insurance Unlimited fine, discretionary disqualification6-8
Speeding offences £1,000-£2,500 fine, discretionary disqualification3-6
Using a mobile phone£1,000-£2,500 fine, discretionary disqualification6
 Careless driving Unlimited fine/ discretionary disqualification3-9
Dangerous vehicles£2,500- unlimited fine, discretionary or obligatory disqualification depending on previous convictions3

You can be served with 3-11 points on your licence, a fine, disqualification and can even face a prison sentence; this depends on the severity of the offence committed. The table below shows the charges and penalties for the most common driving offences. However, we advise that all cases are different, and penalties and consequences can vary depending on the severity of the offence. Even if you need advice and think you have committed an offence; feel free to contact one of our solicitors for advice. We provide free initial consultations and may help put your mind at ease, especially during uncertain times. 

If you have committed a driving offence, contact one of our experienced solicitors at Belmont Solicitors now, we have dealt with hundreds of driving cases and successfully defended clients whose licences were at risk. 

Explore your options

If you are charged with a motoring offence, it will not always involve hefty fines or points on your licence. If you have committed a driving offence, and are not sure what to expect, make sure to contact our solicitors now. We will provide you with the advice you need to hear, put your mind at ease, and make sure you are well informed of all of the possible outcomes. 

Are you facing motoring charges? 

If you think you have committed an offence or have received a notice that you did, we highly advise that you contact one of our motoring experts as soon as it is possible. We will ensure that you come out with the best possible outcome and you are well informed of the processes you are likely to face. If you are facing court dates, our experienced solicitors have excellent relations with barristers in Glasgow; that will defend your case in court to the highest possible standard. 

Contact Belmont Solicitors now. 

We understand that facing driving charges can be an extremely confusing and stressful time for anyone. We will ensure that your process is as stress-free as possible, enabling you to come out with the lowest possible charges, enabling you to get back to your daily life. 

Contact our solicitors now. We provide our clients with a free initial consultation, during which you will be able to discuss and start your successful no-win-no-fee claim now. 

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