You could receive a notice of intended prosecution for a number of motoring offences. Some are relatively minor, whereas others could have devastating consequences.
If you’ve been contacted by the police then the best thing to do is always to call a solicitor. A driving offence solicitor can review any paperwork you’ve received and advise you how to complete it.
There are several different offences that could land you with a notice of intended prosecution.
Driving Under the Influence
Driving while intoxicated (either by alcohol or drugs) is illegal and could land you with a fine, disqualification or even imprisonment.
The law can fall into a grey area here, as the legal literature states you’re guilty if you are intoxicated and ‘in charge of the motor vehicle’. This means that the engine may not need to be started for you to be charged. Police don’t need to have evidence that you were actually driving in order for it to be an offence.
If you’ve been served a drink driving notice, it’s important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. Often, defences are based on technicalities such as timing, testing and facts.
This motoring offence means that your driving was considered to be below that of a competent and careful driver. You could have been caught tailgating, driving through red lights, driving in the overtaking lane unnecessarily or suddenly braking. This is a broad category so there are many more offences that fall under careless driving.
You could also be penalised for driving while using your mobile. These punishments include 6 points on your license and a £200 fine.
Careless driving often lands the defendant with penalty points on their license, a disqualification or a fine. The amount of each will depend on the seriousness of the offence.
It is illegal to exceed the speed limit. If you’re caught for minor speeding, you could be penalised with points, a fine or a speed awareness course.
More serious speeding offences could land you with a disqualification. Seek legal advice to ensure that your case is handled in the best possible way.
If you already have points on your license, you could be at risk of losing it. If you’re given more than 12 points then you’ll be disqualified from driving. Motoring offences need to be dealt with by an experienced solicitor in order to avoid unnecessary points on your license.
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