What do I do if I have been charged with a driving offence?
Being convicted of a driving offence can have far reaching consequences. Not only will a conviction often result in a financial penalty, you could also face losing your driving licence or, in the most serious cases, a prison sentence. If you require your driving licence for work, or if a family member or loved one depends on your assistance, a disqualification could be devastating.
Will I lose my licence if I have been charged with a driving offence?
Old Bailey Solicitors have vast experience representing those charged with driving offences, no matter how serious. The law surrounding motoring offences is complicated. The rules are strict and even cases which seem straightforward can be complex, time-consuming and stressful. We can advise you whether or not you have a defence and, even where you don’t, we may be able to help you to keep your licence by arguing special reasons or exceptional hardship.
How can we help?
- Drink driving
- Driving whilst under the influence of drugs
- Driving whilst disqualified
- Driving without insurance
- Careless driving
- Dangerous driving
- Causing death by dangerous driving
- Failing to stop/ report an accident/ reveal identity of driver
- Exceptional hardship cases
- Special reasons hearings
Will I go to prison if I have been charged with a driving offence?
Certain driving offences, for example, drink driving or driving whilst disqualified, can attract a prison sentence. Some offences are so serious that they may only be tried by the Crown Court before a Judge and Jury. If you have been charged with a driving offence, we strongly recommend that you contact us to engage the services of our expert criminal defence solicitors.