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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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..
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POSTED: Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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