Driving Offences

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Becket Chambers Criminal team has considerable experience in defending individuals, in both the Magistrates and Crown Courts, on charges under the Road Traffic Act 1988, including offences such as speeding, drink driving and failure to provide information. A driving offence is often the first experience of the criminal justice system our client has had, and we recognise the impact that it can have on our clients, as well as the potential implications for their livelihoods. Our practical and objective advice is tailored to helping our clients achieve the best possible outcome for their particular circumstances.

Case Studies

Successful Crown Court Appeal against conviction

Rachel’s client had previously been convicted in the Magistrates’ Court of an offence of failing to provide information as to the identity of a driver (section 172 Road Traffic Act 1988). Following his appeal, Rachel represented him at the Crown Court for a full rehearing of his case. The defence was based partly on the Continue reading

Mitigation on behalf of a speeding driver

Rachel represented a Defendant who had pleaded guilty to driving at over 100mph on a motorway. The Defendant was anxious to avoid a lengthy ban and had been advised that the financial penalty would be high. Rachel mitigated on her client’s behalf, arguing that the impact of a lengthy ban and high financial penalty would Continue reading

Mitigation on behalf of a speeding driver

Rachel represented a Defendant who had pleaded guilty to driving at over 100mph on a motorway. The Defendant was anxious to avoid a lengthy ban and had been advised that the financial penalty would be high. Rachel mitigated on her client’s behalf, arguing that the impact of a lengthy ban and high financial penalty would Continue reading

Mitigating sentence for driver

Lavinia represented the Defendant who pleaded guilty to driving whilst under the influence of drugs, with mitigating circumstances. The Defendant asserted they had taken ketamine and morphine for pain before crashing their vehicle into a stationary vehicle. The Court accepted that the Defendant had been in considerable pain and taken the drugs as painkillers. Although Continue reading

Avoiding driving licence revocation

Sophie defended a local resident who faced a charge of failing to provide information in accordance with section 172 of the Road Traffic Act 1988. Notoriously, such charges are difficult to defend against as they are offences per se. The duty falls on the defence to prove that they had acted with due diligence. Sophie Continue reading

Driving Offences Testimonials

“Ms Baker recently represented one of our clients for a Motoring matter. Ms Baker was very thorough and professional throughout. She made contact with Instructing Solicitors ahead of the hearing in order to discuss the case and also once the matter had concluded in order to provide Instructing Solicitors with an update of the outcome of the proceedings

Our client confirmed that they were very happy with the result and Ms Bakers representation at Court.”

Ms O from a firm of solicitors instructing Rachel Baker – September 16