Background

Motoring Offences

Prosecution for Motoring Offences

Stage 1

This is the starting point where we check that you are being prosecuted fairly. There is strict guidance on the way that authorities detect and prosecute defendants. In this stage you will meet with the solicitor to provide instructions and discuss what happened. They will consider the initial disclosure and all evidence before giving advice in relation to the plea and likely sentence.

Stage 2

Assistance in preparation of documents and further preparation of defence evidence / mitigation; and explanation of the court procedure so that you know what to expect on the day of the hearing and sentencing options available to the court.

Stage 3

Further preparatory work will be carried out. Your solicitor will obtain further instructions if necessary and answer any follow up queries; and then you will have representation at court for a guilty plea to include exceptional hardship.

Stage 4

This involves full preparation and representation at trial / special reasons hearing.

Our Fees

Stage Fee
Stage 1 Minimum of 1 hour charged at £280.00 + VAT (potentially up to 3 hours)
Stage 1-2 £280.00 – £600.00 + VAT
Stage 1-3 £600.00 – £1,400.00 + VAT
Stage 1-4 £1,400.00 – £4,000.00 + VAT

Costs not included in the fees

  • Instruction of any expert witnesses;
  • Taking statements from any witnesses;
  • Advice and assistance in relation to a special reasons hearing; and
  • Advice or assistance in relation to any appeal.

The costs listed above are expected but there are factors that could affect the cost of a case and in some cases increase it. They are:

  • Location of the court which would impact on the travel time charged;
  • Complexity of the case;
  • Length of proceedings; and
  • Disbursements which are payments such as expert fees; mileage and parking; and payments to third parties.

Verifying Your Identity

We use electronic verification to support our client identity checks.

Electronic verification uses identification information such as name, address, etc. in electronic form and checks the information against numerous data sources to verify a person or business. This type of check will leave a minor footprint on the relevant credit file, but it will not harm an individual’s or business’s credit score.

We pass on the cost of this check to clients. The cost of the electronic verification check is:

  • £18 plus VAT per person;
  • £32 plus VAT for a UK based corporate client; or
  • £50 – £156 plus VAT depending on jurisdiction for an internationally based corporate client.

How long will the matter take?

Matters can take up to 6 months depending on when the instruction is taken and how straightforward the case is.

Our experience

The team has a wealth of experience in all areas of motoring offences and delivers a high quality legal service. There are 2 permanent members of the team assisted by support staff. Work is supervised by Kashif Khan, Team Leader, and supported by Andy Cave, Partner. For further information on the service and experience that our Motoring Offences team provide please visit our Motoring Offences pages.

Contact Us

For further information on how we can help you, or your business, please call our switchboard on 01733 882 800 or email us at [email protected].

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Hunt & Coombs LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales, Registration no. OC320243, VAT no. 120013160. Hunt & Coombs LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with Registration no. 443035. A list of members is available at 35 Thorpe Road, Peterborough PE3 6AG.
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