If you have been charged with speeding, get in touch with one of our solicitors straight away. The police have increased the number of speeding cameras and patrol vehicles on the motorway to deter people from speeding – as such, the number of people charged with speeding has increased vastly in the past few years. Speeding fines can range from fixed penalties of £100 and three to six penalty points to fines of £2500 for speeding on the motorway. There are many ways to challenge the validity of a speeding charge, and strong representation by an experienced road traffic solicitor could be the difference between a complete discharge or a driving ban.
Your licence or livelihood could be at risk, which is why it is crucial you speak to an expert road traffic defence solicitor at the soonest opportunity, who will devise a robust defence strategy which will give you the best possible outcome. Our in-depth knowledge in this field gives us the advantage in seeing the many ways your charges can be reduced or even diminished. We understand that being convicted of a road traffic offence can have a detrimental impact on your life and work, which is why we will leave no stone unturned to assist your defence. We will also discuss your case with the Procurator Fiscal who can either reduce the charges and in some cases, decide not to progress the case at all.
- Driving without insurance
- Drunk driving
- Drug driving
- Driving carelessly
- Totting Up Bans
- Refusal to provide a Specimen
- Driving without a License
- Using the mobile phone and Driving
- Dangerous Driving
- Death by Dangerous Driving
Will I have to go to Court for a Speeding Offence?
Your speeding offence will be dealt with in one of two ways, either by court procedure or a fixed penalty. A fixed penalty is a £100 fine, plus three penalty points on your licence. The fixed penalty is only available to some individuals, depending on their driving conviction history. Those with over nine points on their licence will go to court instead, where their case will be heard under the totting up procedure. Where you have accrued over 12 penalty points within a three-year period, you will be subject to a six-month driving disqualification. The court will determine the punishment for the offence by taking many factors into consideration, such as how fast a driver is travelling in relation to the legal speed limit on the road the incident took place. If you were driving grossly over the legal limit, you may instead be facing a dangerous driving conviction. Here the court will look at many circumstances when determining a penalty, such as your proximity to pedestrians or other vehicles, and the driving conditions. Such a conviction will result in disqualification from driving for a minimum of twelve months, or even a prison sentence – both are likely to have a significant impact on your working and private life, and you should seek expert representation.
Can I be Given a Driving Ban for Speeding?
Speeding will generally incur a fine of up to £2500 and up to six penalty points on your licence. However, if your speed was grossly over the speed limit, then you could find yourself subject to a discretionary ban. You could also face a ban if your case is heard in court under the totting up procedure.
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What is “Strict Liability”?
Speeding, alongside many other road traffic offences, is a “strict liability” offence. This means you will automatically be found guilty of the charges unless you can prove the evidence against you was defective. This is where we come in. Our solicitors have many years’ experience in pulling apart evidence, and instructing experts where necessary – we regularly use crash experts and speeding camera experts to help us to nullify charges against our clients where required, and have a proven track record of success.
What is a Notice of Intended Prosecution?
A Notice of Intended Prosecution, (NIP) is the document a prosecutor is required to send before seeking a conviction. This is subject, to some exceptions. One exception would be where the driving in question has resulted in an “accident”. Contact a specialist road traffic solicitor as soon as you receive a NIP. Time is of the essence, and delay could be detrimental to your defence. Speak to one of our team today to see how we can help you. We’re here to fight your corner.
Contact Our Road Traffic Offence Solicitors in Glasgow, Scotland
Keith J Tuck Solicitors are highly experienced in road traffic defence and have the expertise needed to give you a satisfactory outcome. We offer our services to both privately funded and Legal Aid clients. Our road traffic solicitors operate in Glasgow, and the surrounding areas including the Southside, Newton Mearns, Giffnock, Newlands, Pollockshields, Bishopbriggs, Springburn, Bearsden, Milngavie and across Scotland. Give us a call today on 0141 413 8920, or contact us via our online contact form and one of our team will be in touch.