• Road traffic offences are dealt with by the police and the courts, but DJMS Criminal Defence Solicitors know that the most important aspect of dealing with your road traffic nightmare is to ensure that the criminal justice system does not view you as a criminal.

    Overview

    As a driver you always value your driving licence. It has to be considered that if you accrue endorsements (points) totalling twelve you stand to be disqualified from driving. Or do you? Legal representation is imperative in road traffic matters and for certain road traffic offences special reasons can be advanced for your driving licence not to be endorsed. In the alternative, exceptional hardship arguments can further be raised allow you to continue to drive whilst have endorsements of twelve or more points.

    Many road traffic matters require legal representation at a the police station, dangerous driving, causing death by careless driving. If you are arrested for a serious road traffic offence request ourselves to attend at the police station.

    Drink Driving

    DJMS Roads Traffic lawyers provide legal advice and representation in all cases related to dangerous driving including drink driving offences.

    Drink driving is an extremely serious offence. A drink driving offence can result in immediate disqualification and in some cases imprisonment. It is essential that you contact our team at the earliest opportunity in order to discuss your case, and any defences which may be available.

    Sometimes you may have driven whilst over the legal limit, but we can check to see if there are ‘special mitigating circumstances’ which the Court should take into account that could well result in the retention of your driving licence.

    In addition to the offence of drink driving, a person may be charged with a separate offence of drunk whilst in charge of a motor vehicle. This may arise in circumstances, where a person is over the legal alcohol limit and is sat in the motor vehicle, but not driving it. As there is no legal definition given to the term ‘in charge’ of the vehicle, it is essential to seek expert legal advice on arrest.

    Our lawyers are available 24 hours a day, providing immediate advice, representation and assistance during legal proceedings, ensuring the best interests of our clients. Please contact our Road Traffic and Driving Offences Department on 0191 5101221 or email enquires@djmssolicitors.co.uk

    Mobile Phone Usage Whilst Driving

    DJMS has a specialist team of highly skilled lawyers dedicated to providing top quality legal advice to clients facing prosecution for any road traffic offence including mobile phone offences.

    There are three types of offences, namely:

    • Use of a hand held telephone by the driver of a vehicle
    • Causing or permitting the use by the driver
    • Supervising a provisional licence holder while using a telephone

    The use of any hand held mobile phone or similar communication device while driving is prohibited. The offence was created in response to the increasing numbers using their mobile phone, with often fatal consequences, whilst driving. The offence can be made out even when the quality of your driving is not affected. It is widely considered by many Courts that where a mobile phone was in use illegally at the time of an accident, charges of dangerous driving, an extremely serious offence, are likely to be upheld.

    A mobile phone can be used whilst driving in conjunction with a ‘hands free’ kit provided that the phone can be operated without holding it. Hands free kits that require you to take your hand off the wheel to operate it are not considered legal and you could be prosecuted.

    Our specialist team has a great deal of experience in mobile phone offence matters and we are committed to looking at all of the facts surrounding your case in order to provide you with the best possible result.

    Our lawyers are available 24 hours a day, providing immediate advice, representation and assistance during legal proceedings, ensuring the best interests of our clients. Please contact our Road Traffic and Driving Offences Department on 0191 5101221 or email enquires@djmssolicitors.co.uk

    Speeding

    DJMS has a specialist team Road Traffic team has extensive experience in providing legal advice and representation to clients facing prosecution for speeding.

    The law relating to speeding offences is technical and it should be your first priority to ensure that you have specialist legal representation in order to achieve the best outcome possible. We work tirelessly to establish the facts of the case and to help you receive the best outcome. Our highly skilled team of lawyers can make the difference between you losing or keeping your licence.

    Most minor speeding offences are dealt with by the issuing of penalty points and a fine. Where there are already penalty points on your licence, you may be disqualified or be charged with dangerous driving, where speed has been excessive.

    A successful plea of mitigating circumstances, where you have special reasons or plead exceptional hardship, may enable you to keep your licence or receive of a lesser penalty.

    Our lawyers are available 24 hours a day, providing immediate advice, representation and assistance during legal proceedings, ensuring the best interests of our clients. Please contact our Road Traffic and Driving Offences Department on 0191 5101221 or email enquires@djmssolicitors.co.uk

    “Thank you for excellent representation – for ever indebted.”

    R v C
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