General Driving Offences

When a driver commits and is convicted of a motoring offence, the courts may decide to add a certain number of points to your driving license. These points will then stay on your license for a period of 4 years. Points are added for each driving offence alongside, fines, automatic suspensions and in extreme cases prison sentences.

The reason for adding points to your license for driving offences is to deter repeat & careless offending and allows a ‘totting-up’ system to be put into place. This means once you get over 12 points (6 points if you’ve only passed your driving test in the last 2 years) you will face a ban.

Remember points will come of your license after 4 years so you would need to have over 12 points at any point in time to receive a ban.

What can you get points for?

Points can be awarded for a number of different reasons

  • Accident offences – e.g. failing to stop after an accident
  • Careless driving – driving without due care and attention
  • Disqualified – driving whilst disqualified
  • Drink or Drug driving – driving while under the influence of drink or drugs
  • Insurance/License offences – driving without insurance or a license
  • Road offences – e.g. running a red light
  • Reckless/dangerous driving – ranging from dangerous driving or causing death by dangerous driving
  • Speed limits – driving over the allowed speed limit

How funding fixed-fee challenges works

You have the right to challenge any of these offences at court or you can make representations to reduce a fine or ban. You won’t be able to get legal aid funding for this so you would need to pay privately if you want a driving offences solictor.

Given the short time frames issued and the range of possible consequences a conviction can have, it is important to contact a driving offences solicitor immediately.

MK Law works quickly and efficiently to achieve the best possible result for you. We offer a fixed fee approach to Speeding offences which start from £750 plus VAT depending on the complexity of the case and the seniority of the solicitor you choose to instruct.

  • Magistrates Court all driving 1st appearance, mention and sentence –  £750 + VAT
  • Magistrates Court driving trial – £2000 + VAT
  • Magistrates Court Exceptional Hardship/Special Reasons driving Application – £1500 + VAT