Specialist help is at hand
At IMS Law we understand the impact a motoring offence can have on your everyday life.
If you’re facing a minor conviction or have been contacted by the police with regard to something more serious our criminal law experts are here to advise you.
We provide legal representation on:
- Speeding offences
- Penalty points and facing disqualification
- Careless or dangerous driving
- Death by dangerous driving
- Drink or drug driving
- Driving whilst disqualified or without insurance
- Using a mobile phone
- Road rage incidents
- New driver regulations
- Appealing an existing driving conviction
- Contravening traffic signs or road markings
- Failing to provide a specimen
- Failing to stop or report
Notice of Intended Prosecution
If you receive a notice of intended prosecution from the Police, contact IMS Law immediately. Our criminal law experts are on hand to provide advice tailored to your personal circumstances.
You have a legal obligation to provide the requested information. Failure to respond or within the stipulated time period may result in prosecution, which carries six penalty points in addition to a fine.
Once the information has been returned, the police have six months in which to progress matters. Usually this will include issuing a fixed penalty notice or a court summons. Alternatively, no further action may be taken.
Penalty points are considered ‘live’ on your driving licence for a period of three years from the date of the offence. However, they will stay on your driving licence for a total of four years, after which time they will be automatically removed by the DVLA.
If you accumulate 12 or more penalty points on your driving licence within a three-year period (date of offence to date of offence), you will be at risk of a minimum mandatory six-month disqualification.
If it has been less than two years since you passed your driving test your licence will be revoked if you are given six points or more.
How cases are funded
At IMS Law we provide Legal Aid funding in relation to any criminal matters you may have.
If you are on a low income and your case is serious, Legal Aid might pay some or all of your legal costs. Contact IMS Law and speak to our Criminal Law experts who will explain how the Legal Aid scheme works and whether you are eligible.
IMS Law also offer affordable private legal representation. Our Criminal Law experts will provide an initial assessment of your case advising you on your options and possible defences and will confirm the cost of representation at the beginning of your case.
Free initial consultation
At IMS Law we offer a free initial consultation, call 01744 612549 for instant support.