Quentin Hunt acts in Uber Prosecution

Quentin Hunt acts in Uber Prosecution

Quentin Hunt acting on behalf of Transport For London has concluded the successful prosecution of the controversial App based Private Hire Vehicle Operator Uber for road traffic offences. Read further to find out more..

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Triple Success in Counterfeit case applications

Triple Success in Counterfeit case applications

Quentin recently appeared in the Birmingham Crown Court on behalf of RK, a man convicted of producing high quality forgeries of Bank of England £10 notes. Read further to find out more..

Categories:  SUCCESS STORIESPRESS
Conspiracy to Counterfeit £10 Notes

Conspiracy to Counterfeit £10 Notes

Conspiracy to Counterfeit £10 Notes

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Quentin Hunt gains acquittal in Drink driving appeal

Quentin Hunt gains acquittal in Drink driving appeal

Quentin was able to make legal submissions at the end of presentation of prosecution evidence that the case should not be allowed to continue

POSTED: Monday, March 13, 2017

Categories:  ROAD / TRAFFIC,   SUCCESS STORIES
Quentin Hunt invited to speak at prestigious Social Media Conference

Quentin Hunt invited to speak at prestigious Social Media Conference

Quentin has been asked to speak on the topic of 'Criminal Law as it relates to Social Media' at the prestigious Legal Aspects of Social Media 2016 Conference hosted by Central Law Training and held at the DeVere London Bars

POSTED: Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Categories:  CRIME,   FRAUD,   HEALTH / SAFETY,   ROAD / TRAFFIC
Dangerous police chase defendant avoids prison

Dangerous police chase defendant avoids prison

FR was charged with Dangerous Driving and had pleaded guilty in the Magistrates Court, the case was transferred to the Crown Court for sentencing.

POSTED: Friday, April 8, 2016

Categories:  CRIME,   ROAD / TRAFFIC,   SUCCESS STORIES
Woman escapes with community service in 'Grand Theft Auto' case

Woman escapes with community service in 'Grand Theft Auto' case

Quentin Hunt represented Miss SG who was charged with a multitude of Road Traffic offences following incidents in April 2015.

POSTED: Monday, February 15, 2016

Categories:  ROAD / TRAFFIC,   SUCCESS STORIES
Direct Access Litigation Qualified Barrister

Direct Access Litigation Qualified Barrister

Although there are many direct access qualified barristers only a very small minority of those at the Bar are qualified to conduct litigation. This can have an enormous effect upon the conduct of your case.

POSTED: Monday, September 21, 2015

Categories:  CRIME,   FRAUD,   HEALTH / SAFETY,   ROAD / TRAFFIC
Quentin acts on behalf of Transport For London in successful prosecutions of unlicenced taxi drivers

Quentin acts on behalf of Transport For London in successful prosecutions of unlicenced taxi drivers

Driving ban and fines for unlicenced taxi drivers as Quentin undertakes successful prosecutions for Transport for London

POSTED: Thursday, June 25, 2015

Categories:  ROAD / TRAFFIC
Changes to the Drink Driving Law

Changes to the Drink Driving Law

Recently the government has introduced new legislation that fundamentally changes the requirements under drink driving law.

POSTED: Monday, June 22, 2015

Categories:  ROAD / TRAFFIC
Driving case victory

Driving case victory

Quentin represented Mr FS, a man of good character who was charged with careless driving. He was accused of striking a man with his car on a pavement in Soho on a Saturday night.

POSTED: Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Categories:  ROAD / TRAFFIC,   SUCCESS STORIES
Causing Serious Injury by Dangerous Driving

Causing Serious Injury by Dangerous Driving

The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 introduced an offence of Causing Serious Injury by Dangerous Driving; this came into force on 3rd December 2012. As always it has taken a long time for the Police and CPS to start using the offence on a regular basis but we are now seeing the offence being prosecuted with some vigour. Read further to find out more..

POSTED: Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Categories:  CRIME,   ROAD / TRAFFIC
Sentencing success in Dangerous Driving case

Sentencing success in Dangerous Driving case

Quentin represented KS who pleaded guilty to a count of Dangerous Driving. Mr S was driving his sports car at speed on a singe carriageway A road in Hertfordshire when he overtook a car on a blind corner on a stretch of road with double white lines. Read further to find out more..

POSTED: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Categories:  ROAD / TRAFFIC,   SUCCESS STORIES
How Can I keep my driving licence? Special reasons arguments

How Can I keep my driving licence? Special reasons arguments

In many driving cases people commit offences in circumstances that are really not their fault. This stems from the fact that the vast majority of driving offences are what lawyers call ‘strict liability’ offences. This means that you are guilty whether or not you actually meant to commit the offence. Read further to find out more..

POSTED: Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Categories:  ROAD / TRAFFIC,   FAQs
An Example of a Typical Driving Case Study

An Example of a Typical Driving Case Study

Mr N was arrested on a Friday evening just outside Manchester. Two police officers on foot stopped him in his work van in a car park outside a fish and chip shop; the police had received a tip off. He was taken to the police station where he was subject to the breath test procedure and was found to be considerably over the drink drive limit. He was arrested and charged with drink driving. Mr N travelled all over the UK with his work and needed his licence for his work; he knew that if he lost his licence he would lose his job and his livelihood. Read further to find out more..

POSTED: Friday, November 7, 2014

Categories:  ROAD / TRAFFIC,   SUCCESS STORIES
Cautionary tale about having someone else take your penalty points

Cautionary tale about having someone else take your penalty points

Taking penalty points is a serious criminal offence and perverting the course of justice. It was all over the news a short while ago. But now the convictions of Chris Huhne and Vicky Price for perverting the course of justice have faded in time and are no longer in the public consciousness the courts are once again seeing the return of people accused of perverting the course of justice due to others ‘taking their points’. Read further to find out more..

POSTED: Monday, September 15, 2014

Categories:  CRIME,   ROAD / TRAFFIC
What to do if I am summoned for driving without insurance?

What to do if I am summoned for driving without insurance?

What to do if I am summonsed for driving without insurance? It is a criminal offence for a person to “use” a motor vehicle on a road or “cause” or “permit” any other person to use it on a road while uninsured. These offences can only be dealt with in the Magistrates’ Court and are typically punishable with a fine and the imposition of between 6 and 8 penalty points on your licence or a disqualification from driving. Despite the fact that these are “summary only” offences that can only be dealt with in the Magistrates’ Court, they are treated seriously.. Read further to find out more..

POSTED: Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Categories:  CRIME,   ROAD / TRAFFIC,   FAQs
Death by Dangerous Driving

Death by Dangerous Driving

Causing death by dangerous driving is the most serious driving offence that you can be prosecuted for. If you are being investigated for this offence, have been charged or are under suspicion it is essential that you get legal representation. The representation you will require will need to be not just a ‘criminal’ lawyer but a lawyer with specialism in Road Traffic Offences.

POSTED: Monday, August 11, 2014

Categories:  CRIME,   ROAD / TRAFFIC,   FAQs
Update on Financial Penalties for Motorway Offences

Update on Financial Penalties for Motorway Offences

Government is currently considering a formal discussion to propose some changes on the legislations for the traffic offenders. According to BBC, drivers who speed on motorways could face a fine up to £10,000 under new proposals for England and Wales. Read this to find out more..

POSTED: Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Categories:  CRIME,   ROAD / TRAFFIC
Drink Driving - You Could go to Prison

Drink Driving - You Could go to Prison

Everyone knows it's an offence to drive when you're over the limit, but not everyone knows that you can go to prison for the offence, and not everyone knows just how technical this area of law is. Having a good lawyer on your side who knows the area well can mean the difference between being found guilty and not guilty of the offence of drink driving. Read this to find out more..

POSTED: Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Categories:  CRIME,   ROAD / TRAFFIC
What is ‘totting’ penalty points?

What is ‘totting’ penalty points?

When a driver receives penalty point supon his licence he may continue to drive when the number of points remains below 12..Read this FAQ to find out more..

POSTED: Monday, May 12, 2014

Categories:  ROAD / TRAFFIC,   FAQs
Driving while using a mobile Telephone. What are my options?

Driving while using a mobile Telephone. What are my options?

The offence of using a handheld mobile telephone while driving is punishable with a fine of £60 on a fixed penalty notice or up to £2500 on conviction as well as 3 penalty points endorsed upon your licence. Read this FAQ to find out more..

POSTED: Monday, May 5, 2014

Categories:  ROAD / TRAFFIC,   FAQs
What is Driving Without Due Care and Attention? What is Careless Driving?

What is Driving Without Due Care and Attention? What is Careless Driving?

Careless driving is defined as driving which falls below that of a prudent motorist. This is a relatively wide and woolly definition and allows for a large interpretation of what a prudent motorist would do.. Read this FAQ to find out more..

POSTED: Friday, May 2, 2014

Categories:  ROAD / TRAFFIC,   FAQs
What is Dangerous driving?

What is Dangerous driving?

Dangerous driving has been defined as driving in a manner which falls far below that of a competent and careful driver in circumstances Read this FAQ to find out more..

POSTED: Thursday, May 1, 2014

Categories:  ROAD / TRAFFIC,   FAQs
What sentence would I get for speeding?

What sentence would I get for speeding?

This will depend upon a number of factors, chiefly the level that you were above the speed limit. Penalties range from a three point licence endorsement to an immediate disqualification as well as a financial penalty. Read this FAQ to find out more..

POSTED: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Categories:  ROAD / TRAFFIC,   FAQs
What are special reasons in drink driving cases? How can I apply for special reasons?

What are special reasons in drink driving cases? How can I apply for special reasons?

Special reasons allow you either reduce the level of your driving ban or to keep driving avoiding a ban altogether even after you have admitted or been convicted of an offence of drink driving. Read this FAQ to find out more..

POSTED: Friday, April 25, 2014

Categories:  ROAD / TRAFFIC,   FAQs
Speeding (Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 section 89)

Speeding (Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 section 89)

Speeding (Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 section 89) What happens if I get caught speeding?

POSTED: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Categories:  ROAD / TRAFFIC
What sentence would I receive for an offence of drink driving?

What sentence would I receive for an offence of drink driving?

This will depend upon the level of alcohol in your breath or blood. The minimum is a 12 month driving ban with accompanying fine for a first offence up to a maximum of a sentence of imprisonment starting at 12 weeks and a 3 year ban as a maximum. Read this FAQ to find out more..

POSTED: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Categories:  ROAD / TRAFFIC,   FAQs
Can I get someone else to take my penalty points?

Can I get someone else to take my penalty points?

NO!! This is a serious criminal offence- perverting the course of justice. Read this FAQ to find out more..

POSTED: Friday, April 18, 2014

Categories:  ROAD / TRAFFIC,   FAQs
What should I do if I receive a Notice of Intended Prosecution?

What should I do if I receive a Notice of Intended Prosecution?

If you receive a NIP you are legally obliged to disclose the identity of the driver of your vehicle at the time specified within 28 days. Read this FAQ to find out more..

POSTED: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Categories:  ROAD / TRAFFIC,   FAQs
Failure to Stop at the Scene of an Accident

Failure to Stop at the Scene of an Accident

Failure to Stop at the Scene of an accident

POSTED: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Categories:  ROAD / TRAFFIC,   SUCCESS STORIES
Careless or Inconsiderate Driving (Road Traffic Act 1988 section 3)

Careless or Inconsiderate Driving (Road Traffic Act 1988 section 3)

Careless or Inconsiderate Driving (Road Traffic Act 1988 section 3) but what does careless driving actually mean?

POSTED: Sunday, March 2, 2014

Categories:  HEALTH / SAFETY,   ROAD / TRAFFIC
Drink Driving

Drink Driving

Drink Driving and Failure to Provide Breath for Analysis. An example of a typical bestcriminaldefencebarrister.com driving case. Read further to find out more..

POSTED: Thursday, February 6, 2014

Categories:  ROAD / TRAFFIC,   SUCCESS STORIES