help you to achieve your
- all charges dismissed
conviction or criminal record
and other relicensing hassles
managing any license loss
your legal expenses from the
your case I will advise you whether
defending the charges successfully
is a realistic option - often it is!
After discussing the cost-benefits
you then decide whether or not you
wish to go to a defended hearing to
try to get acquitted, or enter into
negotiations with the police, or
seek the lowest possible penalty by
is not possible to save your drivers
licence unless you defend the
charges and win your case. You will
not find many lawyers who can offer
that service. Many "traffic lawyers"
are "experts" in the simple task of
pleading guilty. Their websites and
advice focus solely on the
consequences of pleading guilty and
being convicted - they seem to
assume losing is inevitable. Either
they don't know how to win a traffic
case - or they don't
care. If you want to win
your case you'll need a lawyer who
is accustomed to saying the words:
"The accused pleads not
use a barrister?
am a barrister, not a solicitor.
Barristers typically spend most of
their time in court fighting cases.
Traditionally, barristers are engaged
by solicitors to appear in court on
behalf of clients. But in prosecutions
heard in the Magistrates Court,
barristers are now permitted to appear
for defendants without a referral from
a solicitor. Sometimes it is easier
and more economical to engage an
experienced barrister directly,
without having to engage a solicitor
as well. Many solicitors rely on my
expertise to help them provide their
clients with accurate, up-to-date and
you decide whether to handle your
court case yourself, understand that
of the cases I win are successful due
to deficiencies in the police case and
legal technicalities. Less than 10% of
the cases I win depend on the accused
person giving evidence. If you don't
have a skilled lawyer who knows how to
audit the police case and find errors
or deficiencies then you may be
throwing away 90% of your chance of
can I see you?
will it cost?
courts do you go to?