DRIVING OFFENCE SOLICITORS BRIGHTON AND HOVE
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GUIDE: DRIVING OFFENCE FEES AND WORK
Driving Offence Solicitors
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Driving Offence Solicitors?
Britton and Time is proudly regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and our solicitors believe in offering no nonsense, common sense advice with up-front pricing. We do this through our 6-point service guarantee:
PROFESSIONAL FEE PROMISE
We will offer fixed fees where possible, and if not, we will state clearly what your case is estimated to cost, alongside hourly rate options so you can judge what works for you
We will inform you when we know there will be third party costs to be paid. If additional third party payments are required, we will always seek your approval first
We will let you know how long your case will take, what delays you can expect, and our solicitors will always reply to you in a timely manner
We bill every month, with detailed accounts of what you are being charged for. Our solicitors are happy to discuss if you have any questions about your bill.
CLEAR CASE MANAGEMENT
Before work starts, we will tell you what work needs to be done to reach the best outcome for you, and what your options are once you reach that point
We never take on cases we do not feel we can do justice and if your case does not need a solicitor, we will tell you just that and advise you what your options are
Guide: Driving Offence Fees
The cost of driving offence defence services is highly variable. At Britton and Time, our driving offence solicitors in Brighton and Hove are committed to giving you clear estimates of costs, telling you how long your case will last, and advising on what we are doing for you.
What can you expect from our driving offence solicitors?
The cost of defending your driving offence matter will vary depending on what the charge is. We have listed the average cost of both putting in a guilty plea, and going to trial for the driving offences we work on. Costs can increase with complexity and we don’t offer fixed fees on driving offence matters.
|Case Type||Trial||Guilty Plea|
|Drink Driving and Driving Under the Influence||£6,000 – £9,000||£1,500|
|Careless or Inconsiderate Driving||£4,000 – £6,500||£1,500|
|Speeding Offences||£3,000 – £5,000||£1,500|
|Dangerous Driving||£2,400 – £5,200||£1,500|
|Death by Dangerous Driving||£3,200 – £7,100||£1,500|
|Driving Without Insurance||£4,000 – £8,000||£1,500|
|Driving Without an MOT||£4,000 – £8,000||£1,500|
|Driving Without Road Tax||£4,000 – £8,000||£1,500|
|Driving Otherwise than in Accordance with a Licence||£2,200 – £3,300||£1,500|
|Failing to Provide Driver Information||£3,000 – £5,500||£1,500|
|Driving Whilst Using a Mobile Phone||£3,000 – £5,000||£1,500|
|Driving Whilst Disqualified||£2,000 – £5,000||£1,500|
|Failure to Stop or Report an Accident||£3,000 – £8,000||£1,500|
|Exceptional Hardship Applications||–||£2,500 – £3,800|
|Driving Conviction Appeals||£2,400 – £9,000||–|
|New Driver Motoring Offences||£3,000 – £5,000||–|
|Road Rage Incidents||Depends on if the act is considered careless or dangerous driving||–|
|Road Traffic Sign Offences||Depends on if the act is considered careless or dangerous driving||–|
To overturn a medical revocation of a driving licence is estimated to cost £3,500 – £8,200.
Our solicitors charge £200 to £300 per hour, plus VAT depending on the seniority of who is working on your driving offence. Our average costs represent the work involved across the 1 to 6 months it normally takes to bring driving offence matters to a close.
The following list of work is typical for our solicitors when it comes to building a guilty plea driving offences:
Before and During Court
- Initial consultation(s) to understand the strength of evidence and for disclosure
- Taking instructions
- Guidance on plea entry and implications
- Sentencing advice and mitigation advice
- Court process outline and guidance
- Court representation if required, and travel to and from court
Factors Affecting Cost
No two driving offences are the same, and there are many factors that affect how much your case will cost.
Cost Variables Include
- What kind of allegation you are facing
- The strength of the evidence against you or in your favour
- Whether any expert witnesses are required
- Changing your plea throughout the process
- Contesting the penalty
Disbursements and Third Party Costs
There are no obligatory disbursements and third party payments for driving offences. If a barrister is required, our driving offence solicitors can help source one. We will always consult with you before incurring any additional cost.
How Long Before I Know the Outcome?
A guilty plea for a straightforward driving offence can take anything from 5 to 14 days to reach court and be sentenced. If you choose to go to trial, it could be anything from 1 to 6 months before you are sentenced.