Road Traffic Offence Solicitors & Driving Offence Lawyers For All Traffic Offence Investigations

 

Have you been accused of a Road traffic Offence?

Whether you have been accused of drink driving, drug driving, driving without due care, speeding or even causing death by careless driving offence, our experienced motoring offence solicitors can advise and assist you.  

Brian Koffman & Co. will do ALL we can to help you keep your driving licence.

We are specialist road traffic and motoring offence solicitors able to provide you with a nationwide service of advice, assistance and representation in a police station or at court.

Contact us on 0161 832 3852 for a free consultation, or submit an enquiry

 

Why choose Brian Koffman & Co?

We have a proven track record of successfully defending driving offences over the last 40 years.

In (2017) the Legal 500 recognised Motoring Offence Solicitors as a "Leading firm" with Brian Koffman singled out as a '"leading individual" in the disciplines of Driving Offence Law and Criminal Law Defence.  

We pride ourselves on giving expert motoring offence advice which is based on our knowledge, experience, hard work and genuinely caring for our clients every day.

  • 96% success rate

  • Over 40 years experience

  • Highly regarded among fellow professionals

  • We are specialist motoring offence solicitors

  • The personal attention of Brian Koffman to each case

  • Large team of expert advocates available

  • Highly regarded among fellow professionals

  • Access to forensic experts

  • Wide geographical coverage 

How can a road traffic solicitor help me?

If you have been charged with driving offence it is vitally important you are legally represented as early as possible. With a wealth of experience in motoring offence cases.

Brian Koffman & Co. can help you assess the best strategy for your defence.

Your chances of a better outcome are increased when you have an experienced legal team representing you.

The types of driving offences we can help you with are:

The maximum penalties for road traffic offences are set by the government. The severity of the offence is taken into account when handing out penalties, with the most serious offences attracting the maximum penalties. The court decides on the appropriate penalty depending on individual circumstances.

What are the most common motoring offences?

Most of us drive on a daily basis. But do we always adhere to the myriad of rules, regulations and laws that must be followed?

Clearly, many road traffic laws are frequently broken as around 250,000 motorists are banned from driving each year in the UK, and around a quarter of current drivers have a driving conviction.

The increase in road surveillance technology has dramatically increased the risk of losing your licence, whether you drive for domestic or commercial purposes.

Speeding is still the most common road traffic offence committed. There are around 5,000 speed cameras in the UK with more being installed every week. Research has shown that almost half of British motorists admit to speeding on the motorway, and around a third say they speed in built-up areas.

Around 100,000 drivers in the UK fail a drink driving breath test each year when stopped by the police.

Police spot checks catch nearly 300,000 motorists a year who are driving without insurance.

The two most common distractions whilst driving are use of a mobile phones and eating behind the wheel. They are also the cause of many major road accidents.


What are the consequences of committing a driving offence?

The maximum penalties for road traffic offences are set by the government. The severity of the offence is taken into account when handing out penalties, with the most serious motoring offences attracting the maximum penalties. The court decides on the appropriate penalty depending on individual circumstances.

Lots of driving offences will come with set penalty points and a fine, but for some offences the courts have discretionary powers which enable them to ban a driver.

What happens if I get points on my licence?

The courts can fine you and put points on your licence if you are convicted of a motoring offence.  Points (known as ‘endorsements’), must stay on your driving licence for 4 or 11 years depending on the offence.

If you build up 12 or more penalty points within a 3 year period you can be disqualified, but the rules are different for new drivers.  If you get 6 or more points within 2 years of passing your driving test, your licence will be revoked.

The number of points you receive for a driving offence changes according to the severity of the offence.  For example, exceeding the speed limit on a motorway could result in between 3 and 6 penalty points on your licence whereas the offence of driving with an alcohol level about the legal limit carries a penalty of 10 points.

You are legally obliged to tell your insurance company about any penalty points you have.  Research by the RAC found that nearly 20% of the motorists surveyed would not inform their insurer if the picked up points.  Unfortunately, failure to declare your points could invalidate your insurance policy and driving without insurance could result in further points and potentially prosecution.  Informing your insurance company about your driving penalties will probably mean an increase in the cost of your insurance premium but that’s likely to be much lower than the cost of hiding them.

Is it possible to reduce the length of a driving ban?

With thorough preparation and careful gathering of proof it is sometime possible to reduce the length of a driving ban.  It is vital that the case is given to the court in an appropriate manner and our team of experienced motoring offence solicitors have many years of successful experience with doing just this.

For some motoring offences a driving ban is obligatory, but in other situations a driving ban can be avoided.  For example, if a driver gets twelve points inside a 3 year period then he/she could be disqualified according to the ‘totting up’ provisions for a period of six months. However, we are able to help "totters" avoid a ban if it can be shown that they'd suffer exceptional hardship.

What should I do if the police want to talk to me about a driving incident?

If the police want to talk to you about a driving offence it is always best to seek legal advice beforehand.  It is your legal right to speak to a solicitor before you speak to the police, so call us before you say anything. The earlier we can intervene, the better the chances are of winning your case as this initial interaction is the most vital stage in the process. 

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Please contact Brian Koffman & Co on 0161 832 3852 for a free consultation, or submit an enquiry