Professional legal advice for motoring convictions and offences
If you have been accused of a motoring offence it can have significant consequences. Our motoring offence specialists can offer legal advice at the initial stages to minimise your risk and offer representation in Courts at all levels.
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What do Switalskis cover?
Our team at Switalskis have experience and knowledge in many different areas of motoring law. We are able to assess your case and offer assistance in offences such as:
- Section 172 notices (providing the driver's identity at the time of the incident)
- Driving over the alcohol limit
- Failing to provide a specimen (breath, blood or urine sample)
- Careless or dangerous driving
- No insurance
- Medical fitness to drive
According to a request under the Freedom of Information Act, there are over 5,000 fixed speed cameras in England and Wales. Losing your licence can seriously impact your life in many ways. It could well lead to loss of employment and income, affecting your day-to-day life. It may also affect your family life if you are unable to travel easily by car.
Even if you are facing points on your licence and disqualification, by obtaining criminal law advice you can reduce the risk of losing it, and in turn help to minimise the impact on your family and professional life.
How are motoring offence cases funded?
Our exact fees will vary, depending on your specific circumstances. We are able to offer legal aid in select cases.
For representation at a single hearing for a guilty plea and mitigation, in relation to summary only offences under Part 1 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 or s89 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.we charge a fixed fee of £480 (inclusive of VAT)
This fee is subject to the following:
- We can only offer this service within West Yorkshire. We may be able to offer it elsewhere but this could incur additional costs, which will need to be agreed with us beforehand.
- The £480 fee is only for attendance at court on the day of the hearing. If a 1 hour office appointment is required prior to the court hearing then the fee will increase to £600 (incl VAT).
- The above fees do not cover ‘special reasons’ hearings
- In addition to our fees, you may need to pay disbursements, such as the costs of instructing an expert.
Please contact us if you have any query about any aspect of our fees or would like to agree a fee for your specific circumstances.