Whether you've received a Notice of Intended Prosecution or a Single Justice Procedure Notice, let us take care of it for you.
Our expertise lies in minimising the number of penalty points you receive and helping you to retain your driving licence.
Our experienced lawyers will give you sound advice about the best legal solutions for your personal situation.
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Act quickly to protect your licence
The implications of even a relatively minor motoring offence can be extremely serious, leading to you accruing penalty points and putting you at risk of losing your licence.
If you have accumulated points on your licence, are worried about being banned from driving or have been accused of a more serious motoring offence, talk to our experienced motoring lawyers.
We can deal with the matter for you, minimising the number of penalty points you accrue, helping you avoid disqualification and dealing with all of the paperwork required by the courts.
Never ignore a Notice of Intended Prosecution or a Single Justice Procedure Notice. The key is to act swiftly and to get legal advice from a trusted expert at the earliest opportunity.
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Why choose Beswicks?
At Beswicks, you won’t find unqualified advisers based in impersonal call centres. Our team of specialist solicitors take the time to understand your personal situation.
Whether you’ve been accused of a minor motoring offence or a more serious matter, our team will give you no-nonsense advice about the best approach to take.
Our team has a wealth of experience dealing with all manner of motoring offences and is always on hand to provide swift, practical solutions. We handle all of your legal paperwork, so you don’t have to worry about it.
- Speeding 172 (Notice of intended prosecution)
- Drink driving
- Driving without due care and attention
- Mobile phone motoring offences
- Imprisonable motoring offences
- Exceptional hardship
- Special reasons
“A businessman faced the prospect of losing his licence after failing to act on two Notices of Intended Prosecution ”
“As part of his job, the businessman did a lot of driving and had been caught by speed cameras on two different occasions; the first for driving 36mph in a 30mph zone and a second for inadvertently exceeding the speed limit on an average speed section of motorway.
To compound the issue, he had been convicted in his absence by a court outside his immediate area for a third speeding offence that he was unaware of.
Failing to respond to this third NIP carries a six point penalty which, when added to the nine points accrued for the three speeding offences, would have seen his points total equal 15 – an immediate ban.
To assist our client we arranged for the driving offence from outside his immediate area to be transferred to his local court where he swore a statutory declaration, which resulted in the matters he was unaware of being set aside.
The result was that he accepted nine points for the three speeding offences but was spared the six points for failing to respond to the third NIP. All of which meant he could retain his driving licence and stay on the road.”
“A carer, dependent on her car, to carry out her caring responsibilities retained her driving licence despite accruing 12 penalty points under the totting up procedure ”
“A mother of two whose youngest child was a wheelchair user with significant physical disabilities received a Fixed Penalty Notice informing her that she would be fined and would receive three penalty points for going through a red light.
Her difficulty was that she already had nine points on her licence and the additional three would bring her to 12 points and an automatic driving ban under the totting up procedure.
The woman accepted the red light offence, but without her car, told us that she would be unable to transport her son to school or to his essential medical appointments.
We were able to approach the court on our client’s behalf to make a case for exceptional hardship, explaining her position and the impact that a driving ban would have on her son’s education, health and wellbeing.
The court ruled that, despite having accrued 12 points, the mum of two should be allowed to retain her licence and continue driving.”
“An error identified in police procedure resulted in our client’s drink driving case being dismissed ”
“In this particular case, a motorist was arrested for drink driving, but when asked by a police officer to provide a specimen he refused.
Our client didn’t realise that failing to comply with a breath test is a serious offence in itself, which resulted in him being charged with failing to provide a specimen of breath.
We were able to look into the circumstances of our client’s arrest, reviewing both CCTV footage and the police proforma.
This revealed that on being arrested there had been an error in police procedure. Our client had not been given the proper statutory warning outlining that failing to provide a specimen is an offence and the police proforma had not been completed properly either.
The result was that the court dismissed the case due to the errors made at the time of our client’s arrest.”
Clarity about cost
- Management of minor motoring offences through the Single Justice Procedure where no court appearance is required. £150+vat
This includes handling all court paperwork and drafting letter of mitigation.
- For more serious matters that require a court appearance, costs usually start around £380+vat. Please get in touch for a quote and to discuss your situation. Find out more about our motoring fixed fees.