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Speeding offences vary in how seriously they are treated by the law. Being 50 miles per hour over the speed limit will generally be judged more contact usharshly than being 10 miles per hour over. Other factors will also come into play such as what the speed limit was, were you outside a school or on a motorway?

In more minor cases the offence may be dealt with by issuing penalty points and a small fine; in other cases you may be prosecuted for Dangerous Driving and face a ban or even imprisonment.

At J R Jones we have a great deal of experience in defending all types of motoring offences.

‘Totting up’ of penalty points due to speeding

If you already have substantial penalty points on your license, even an additional 3 points being issued could lead to reaching a total of 12 and therefore making you eligible for an automatic driving disqualification. This is known as ‘totting up’ of penalty points.

If you are in this situation then it may be possible to argue against a disqualification if mitigating circumstances can be shown. If mitigating circumstances exist, it may be possible to obtain a lesser penalty and avoid a disqualification.

This type of defence can be used where there are Special Reasons why the offence was committed, or where the imposition of a penalty may cause Exceptional Hardship. Please see our page on Defences for motoring offences for more detail about these or contact us to discuss your case.

Do I require a solicitor for a motoring offence?

Some people choose to represent themselves in Court to try and save money on legal fees. This is almost always a mistake. The Courts have heard every excuse that exists for motoring offences and will not be impressed by someone with little or no understanding of the law trying to defend themselves.

A specialist motoring offences solicitor with knowledge and experience of the law will offer you the best chance of achieving a favourable outcome in your case.

Contact us to speak to one of our solicitors who will assess your case and advise you on a possible defence.