Can you represent me tomorrow?
It is possible if an advocate is available just call and enquire and we will assist if possible.
What areas do you cover?
We cover any criminal court in England and Wales.
Where is your office?
Our office is based in Crewe only a short drive from the M6, J16 or J17 and short distance from Crewe Railway Station.
Who will manage my case?
Your case will be managed by one of our solicitors.
Who will represent me in Court?
It will either be one of our advocates or a barrister who specialises in Road Traffic law who is hand-picked by our solicitors.
Do I have to pay for my first call and advice?
No, your first call on our 08000 number will be free of charge and any advice we give will be free and there will be no obligation.
How can I pay my fees?
If I win will I get my money back?
When we successfully defend your case before the court we will seek to recover your costs by way of a defendant cost order. A defendant cost order should be awarded unless there are clear reasons for not doing so. Since 1/10/2012 a cap was put on the proportion of costs that are recoverable. Usually if we can establish that the work was done with “exceptional competence, skill and expertise” we should be able to cover all of your costs.
What do your fees include?
Our fees are all inclusive within the package you select they will include all disbursements. The only additional cost will be the Court costs should you be convicted.
Do I need a Solicitor?
Can I speak to a solicitor
Yes our solicitors are more than willing to talk to any client about their case. If they are not available to take your call immediately we will take your details and get back to you within 24 hours. Court
How do the Court calculate my fine?
Each offence has a specified maximum eg speeding £1,000 (£2,500 motorway). The Magistrates have guidelines relating to the speed above the limit eg 30mph limit a speed of 31-40 would be a Band A fine which is 25 -75% of your weekly income , if your speed was 51 – 60 it would attract a Band B fine which is 75 -125% of your weekly income.
Can I pay my fine by instalments?
Yes usually you can but the Court works on instalment levels which will clear the debt within 12 months.
Is there any benefit in pleading guilty at the first hearing?
You should only plead guilty at the first hearing if you are certain, after seeking legal advice that you are guilty of the offence. You should not plead guilty just for expediency. If you plead guilty early in the proceedings you should be given credit of 1/3 but this reduces the closer to a trial date you get. Pleading on the trial date may get you a small reduction of 10% or non at all depending on the circumstances.
What will happen if I don’t pay my fine?
If you struggle to pay any instalments on a fine it is better to approach the Court to adjust your payments rather than not pay at all. Non-payment of fines can result in imprisonment if you show “wilful refusal” or ‘culpable neglect’.