Motoring Offences Pricing
Motoring Offences Pricing
Thank you for looking at our services for Motoring Offences. Motoring offences can happen to any individual and the penalties can be serious, with potential outcomes including fines, disqualification or in some cases imprisonment. If you have been charged with a motoring offence, such as speeding, driving without due care and attention or driving whilst under the influence, you will require professional legal advice to help limit any possible consequences.
We have an experienced litigator, Paul Nicholas who can assist you at what is likely to be a stressful time for you and your family. He will provide advice on what happens next and represent you at each stage of the process.
We are proud to hold Lexcel Accreditation, issued by the Law Society. This involves the firm undergoing a rigorous audit process which ensures we maintain the highest levels of client care.
Our fees for dealing with motoring offences can vary depending on whether the plea is Guilty or Not Guilty and the number of hearings involved. We will need to obtain all the facts and details of your personal circumstances and will liaise with the Court and the CPS in advance and on the day of any hearing.
Our fees will typically include:
- Considering evidence
- Providing advice in relation to the plea and likely sentence
- Options available in the event that we cannot advise of the likely sentence, i.e. what options the court may consider when sentencing
- Discussing with you where there may be exceptional circumstances, or a special reasons argument should be made to the court
- Representation at a single hearing
We offer both fixed fees and hourly rates, whereby you will be charged for each hour of work undertaken.
Examples of our fixed fee charges are detailed below.
Fixed Fee – Guilty Plea
|Fixed Fee – Guilty Plea (e.g Mitigation, Special Reasons and/or Exceptional Hardship)||Amount||VAT (20%)||Subtotal|
|Legal Fee to include: 2 hours attendance, preparation (considering evidence, taking instructions and advising)||£400||£80||£480|
|Attendance and representation at single Magistrates Court hearing fee||£200||£40||£240|
|Legal Fee total||£600||£120||£720|
Fixed Fee – NOT Guilty Plea
|Fixed Fee – NOT Guilty Plea||Amount||VAT (20%)||Subtotal|
|Legal Fee to include: 4 hours attendance, preparation (considering evidence, taking instructions and advising)||£800||£160||£960|
|Attendance and representation at single Magistrates Court hearing fee||£300||£60||£360|
|Legal Fee total||£1100||£220||£1320|
We will provide price information on any additional services, such as obtaining witness statements, sourcing expert witnesses or advising on an appeal as appropriate.
Our fees are fixed and include the items detailed above, however there may be factors which would typically increase the cost of the fees involved in your case. Where there is likely to be any additional cost, we will make sure you are informed of this at the earliest opportunity and a clear estimate of those extra costs will be provided.
Factors that may lead to an increase in cost include:
- Instruction of any expert witness
- Taking witness statements
- Providing advice and assistance in in relation to any special reasons hearing
- Advice or assistance on appeal
We are not always able to provide timescales of when your hearing will take place as this will depend on the court fixtures and court listing for any particular day. We will make every effort to keep you up-to-date on any issues affecting the time it will take to deal with your case.
There are key milestones, which may vary according to individual circumstances. They may be as follows:
- Meeting with your Solicitor to provide instructions
- Disclosure – where we will consider the initial disclosure provided, with any evidence and provide advice on that basis
- Arranging to take witness statements (Where an additional cost has been agreed)
- Going through the court process with you, so you are fully aware of what to expect on the day or your hearing
- Discussing the sentencing options available to the court
- Any preparatory work within the time frame of the fixed fee and obtain your instructions
- Attending court on the day and meet you before being called to be before the court. We would allow half a day for this.
- Discussing the outcome of the court hearing with you, next steps and any additional costs.