Road Traffic Offences

Whether you’re facing the threat of penalty points, losing your license or criminal charges, it always pays to have an experienced road traffic solicitor on your side. They can fight your corner and reduce the impact of any penalty or prospective ban.

Slater Heelis has an exceptional track record in resolving road traffic issues across England and Wales. Rest assured we’ve helped thousands of people in your position before – and we can do the same for you.

Get in touch Call on 0161 969 3131

Road traffic offences range from minor issues to events that have potentially devastating consequences. Expert legal advice can help keep the length of ban or sentence to a minimum, even in cases where disqualification is mandatory.

As a full-service department, we handle all legal matters relating to road traffic, including drink driving, careless driving, speeding, driving without a license or insurance, mobile phone offences, NIPs or death by dangerous driving.

Many of our clients will have received a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) or a court summons just before they reach out to us. Our solicitors understand that the prospect of facing court action can be daunting, which is why we’re here to walk you through the process and ensure you receive the best possible representation from the outset.

Acting quickly is essential to build the strongest possible case in your favour, which is why we offer a 24-hour telephone consultation service completely free of charge. From there, we can assess the evidence and discuss every option available to you before moving forward together on your best course of action.

Driving Offences

So that you can get an indication of what you may face, here is a breakdown of all of driving offence codes, their licence points and additional punishments. Descriptions of these categories are provided in the drop-downs below.

  • Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP)
  • Single Justice Notice Procedure (SJPN)
  • Speeding
  • Careless Driving
  • Dangerous Driving
  • Death by Careless Driving
  • Death by Dangerous Driving
  • Driving Without Insurance
  • Drink Driving Limits and Penalties
  • Consequences of Drug Driving
  • Failure to Provide Specimen
  • Using a Mobile Phone While Driving
  • Exceptional Hardship
  • Law for new drivers

Full transparency over fixed fees

Our approach to client service and cost structure sets us apart from other local law firms. We offer complete transparency over fixed fees, though we can also provide an hourly rate depending on your needs.

In some instances, we may not need to accompany you to court and can deal with your case through written representations – helping you to keep costs down. These matters will be agreed on an hourly rate basis.

Where representation at court is required, you may prefer us to fix our fees so that you can have peace of mind about mounting costs. Our fee’s range from £250- £1,000 per hearing depending upon the complexity of the case, the volume of case papers, your plea and court location.

Where court representation is required, your solicitor will explain every cost involved from the outset. Sometimes, we will incur disbursements on your behalf which are expenses which we incur on your behalf and examples include:

  • Expert reports (approximately £150.00 – £2000.00 plus VAT);
  • Expert attendance at Court (approximately £50.00 – £200.00 plus VAT per hour);
  • Barrister’s costs (advice or attendance at Court £100.00 – £.300.00 Plus VAT per hour).

These will always be agreed with you in advance.

No matter the circumstances, you will always deal directly with a senior lawyer, never a junior paralegal. And the fee will be agreed with you at the outset of the case. If we are able to successfully defend your case, you may be entitled to a proportion of you legal fees returned to you from the court.

Our hourly rates range from £185.00 – £250.00 plus VAT per hour. You will be provided with a written breakdown of our costs after the first consultation and are able to identify the relevant issues and level of preparation required.

If you’re looking for expert legal advice regarding a road traffic incident, please contact our 24/7 telephone service on 0161 969 3131 to arrange a free consultation with one of our experienced road traffic solicitors. Alternatively, fill in our online contact form to arrange a callback.

What our clients say about us…

“Rachel Fletcher handled my case personally from beginning to end making herself available both by phone and email. It was really refreshing that I didn’t need to speak to anyone else because she handled everything. Rachel was courteous, professional and realistic with her advice making sure that I was kept abreast of all possible outcomes. She had different strategies that came with recommendations and the one she recommended was a winner. I’m a very happy customer and would recommend Rachel to anyone requiring legal assistance. Thank you.” L. Docherty

“Rachel was amazing in court. I think because she was so at ease and knowledgeable, I didn’t feel the need to get upset, she had it all in hand and dealt with. She explained the process to me, fought for me to have the process reversed back to just the two speeding convictions, and even got us in the court first. I was all done and home within three hours!

“Losing my licence today would have been losing my job, which I love and I’ve worked hard to get. It could have been game over. Because of you brilliant people it’s not and it’s such a huge weight off. Seriously, massive thank you.” – M. Bradford

“I just wanted to thank you both for your hard work and help with the case, so relieved after today’s outcome – no ban! I can finally relax in the knowledge that I won’t be getting a taxi everywhere” – Katie

Meet your Road Traffic Offence Solicitors

Our team has experience in all motoring offences including speeding, failing to furnish, drink driving, careless, inconsiderate and dangerous driving.

Talk to one of our team
members on 0161 969 3131