Motoring offences

Our specialist criminal defence team have extensive experience in defending prosecutions for every type of motoring offence, including:

  • Driving without insurance
  • Speeding
  • Drink/drug driving
  • Failing to stop/report an accident
  • Driving without due care and attention
  • Death by dangerous driving

Our expert criminal defence lawyers will explain your options and guide you through every stage of the process. Depending on the motoring offence and the circumstances, your conviction and disqualification from driving may not be inevitable. Road Traffic Law is a complicated field, so it is important that you access specialist advice as early as possible to give us the best chance of mounting a robust defence on your behalf.

In many cases, there is no legal defence to the charge, but expert legal representation can still be valuable. Under certain circumstances, even where guilt is established, it may still be possible to save your licence by arguing either special reasons or exceptional hardship on your behalf. Our team have regular experience of successfully putting forward such arguments – which are often heard more favourably when made by a specialist lawyer rather than by the individual themselves. Our expert team are qualified solicitor advocates and can represent you at Magistrates’ and Crown Court where required.

We cover all courts in Devon and Cornwall, particularly the Magistrates’ Courts in Plymouth, Bodmin and Truro, but we are also able to arrange representation for you nationally if you have been summonsed or charged to appear out of the local area.

If you have a summons to appear in Court, or if you have received a letter from the police about a possible prosecution, contact us as soon as possible.


Our experienced criminal defence lawyers offer an initial telephone consultation for a fixed fee of £50.00 plus VAT. In this call we will help you to understand your options and give you an indication of whether we can help you further and what the cost might be if you instruct us.

We operate the same fixed-fee basis for motoring offences that we do for all criminal offences.

Within this fee structure we will take your instructions, advise on the evidence and likely sentence, take statements from any non-expert witnesses where specified, attend court with you on every occasion your case is listed for hearing, fully conduct those hearings on your behalf and advise on the merits and cost of any appeal.

Visit our fees page for more information.

How long do motoring offence cases take?

Most cases are concluded at the first hearing after we are instructed, but where matters are contested there may be one or two further hearings. It would be unusual for a matter to last for more than three months from the first hearing. Our fees apply no matter how long the case takes or how much work is involved.


Chris Andrews

Head of Criminal Defence

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Chris Andrews

Head of Criminal Defence

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