Irwin Mitchell is able to provide representation in all types of motoring and road traffic offences in the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court.
Legal Aid is not typically available for motoring offences dealt with in the Magistrates’ Court, but we would be happy to discuss this further on a case-by-case basis.
To provide you with some certainty of fees involved, for cases in the Magistrates’ Court dealt with at one hearing, our charges would typically be set at the following fees:
Our legal fees
Please note our fees exclude VAT.
|Guilty plea (for example speeding, driving over the prescribed limit, failing to stop, failing to provide details of driver, no insurance, mobile phone offences, careless driving)
||£1,200-£1,500 plus mileage to attend court at 45p/mile.
|Application to remove disqualification
||£1,000-£1,200 plus mileage to attend court at 45p/mile.
|Exceptional hardship / special reasons argument
||£1,500-£1,800 plus mileage to attend court at 45p/mile.
These fees would include:
- Obtaining and considering Prosecution evidence.
- Attendance upon you to obtain your instructions.
- Full preparation for the hearing.
- Attendance at court.
Our above fees do not include not guilty pleas, if there are multiple hearings or if the proceedings are in the Crown Court. In such circumstances, we would be happy to discuss the funding arrangement and likely fees involved with you.
Key Stages & Timeframes
How your case will proceed and how long it will take can vary.
If you've been formally charged with a motoring offence, you'll normally need to attend court with 14-28 days.
You may also be summoned to answer charges at court by a letter known as a postal requisition. You may get a postal requisition without warning and without any previous contact with the police. Postal requisitions can arrive several months before your appointed court date.
Applications to remove disqualification
You can begin an application to remove disqualification once you've served a certain proportion of your ban:
- Bans of four years or less - two years
- 4-10 year bans - half the ban
- Bans of 10 years or more - five years.
Exceptional hardship / special reasons cases
The process and time frame for these cases depend on your specific circumstances. We'll advise on how we expect your case to proceed once we know the details.