Motoring offences fixed fees

The prices shown below apply to offences that can only be tried at magistrates’ court, for example, careless driving, drink driving, speeding, driving while disqualified or without insurance, failing to stop or report an accident and failing to identify the driver of a vehicle.

Guilty plea – Fixed fee: £380

Fixed fee includes:

2 hours attendance/preparation:

  • considering evidence
  • taking your instructions
  • providing advice on likely sentence

Attendance and representation at a single hearing at a magistrates’ court in Staffordshire (North Staffordshire Justice Centre, Cannock Magistrates’ Court, Stafford Magistrates’ Court).

The fixed fee does not include:

  • Advice and assistance in relation to a special reasons hearing or exceptional hardship claim
  • Advice or assistance in relation to any appeal
  • Travel time to magistrates’ courts elsewhere in the UK

These additional services are charged at an hourly rate of £190-£250/hour dependent on the experience of your solicitor. Rest assured this fee will be agreed with you in advance.

Not-guilty plea – Fixed fee: £380, plus hourly rate for trial preparation

Fixed fee includes:

2 hours attendance/preparation:

  • considering evidence
  • taking your instructions
  • providing advice on likely sentence

Attendance and representation at a single hearing at a magistrates’ court in Staffordshire (North Staffordshire Justice Centre, Cannock Magistrates’ Court, Stafford Magistrates’ Court).

The fixed fee does not include:

  • Taking witness statements
  • Instructions of expert witnesses
  • Advice and assistance in relation to a special reasons hearing
  • Advice or assistance in relation to any appeal
  • Subsequent court hearings including your trial
  • Travel time to magistrates’ courts elsewhere in the UK

These additional services are charged at an hourly rate of £190-£250/hour dependent on the experience of your appointed solicitor. Rest assured this fee will be agreed with you in advance.

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