Motoring Offences

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The definition of a motoring offence 

Driving is a vital task in day-to-day life, however, when charged with motoring offences, you are likely to face points, penalties and disqualifications, which can pose a strain on daily life. Even the best and most competent drivers can face driving charges – for new drivers, points can be detrimental to their licence. Our solicitors have years of experience dealing with motoring charges and will reduce your penalties as much as it is possible. 

Speeding and other motoring offences are rising; with stricter measures, and a rise of speed and traffic cameras on the roads, more and more drivers seek professional advice to lower their charges and save their licence.

By choosing one of our solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side Scotland, our expansive knowledge can help you decrease your penalties and enable you to get back to your daily life.

Getting a motoring charge can have a tremendous influence on your insurance costs in the future, adding excessive expenses to your everyday routine. Make sure to contact our solicitors before accepting any charges; we will make sure to discuss all the possible options for you, enabling you to come out of it with the best possible outcome.

What are my options when charged with a motoring offence?

No matter what sort of vehicle you drive, there are options to make your charges less severe. By contacting our experienced solicitors, you are ensuring that you are exploring all of your possible options to come out with the best possible outcome in the end.

Common driving offences that our solicitors deal with include:

  • Dangerous Driving
  • Drink Drive
  • Drug Drive
  • Electric Bicycles and Scooters
  • Rules for New Drivers
  • Fail to Stop / Report
  • No Licence
  • No Insurance
  • Speeding Offences
  • Using A Mobile Phone

Charges and penalties for more common motoring offences

The charges you may face can vary tremendously depending on the severity of the offence committed. Depending on the driving offence, you may have to go to court, which can be an incredibly stressful experience for anyone. We believe that everyone deserves the correct legal representation; this is why our solicitors will stand by you throughout the entire process, including having to attend court. The table below will outline the possible outcome for each offence; we advise that these charges can vary, depending on the severity of the offence and previous offences committed.

OffencePenalty Penalty points
Dangerous Driving 2 years imprisonment, unlimited fine, obligatory disqualification3-11
Drink Driving 6 months imprisonment, unlimited fine, obligatory disqualification3-11
Drug Driving 6 months imprisonment, unlimited fine, obligatory disqualification3-11
Failing to stop and report6 months imprisonment, an unlimited fine, discretionary disqualification5-10
No licence £1,000 fine, discretionary disqualification3-6
No insurance Unlimited fine, discretionary disqualification6-8
Speeding offences £1,000-£2,500 fine, discretionary disqualification3-6
Using a mobile phone£1,000-£2,500 fine, discretionary disqualification6
 Careless driving Unlimited fine/ discretionary disqualification3-9
Dangerous vehicles£2,500- unlimited fine, discretionary or obligatory disqualification depending on previous convictions3

If you have been charged with a motoring offence, contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side Scotland now. We will ensure that you are well informed of your options, enabling you to come out with the lowest possible penalties. 

Explore your options

Less severe motoring offences hold less severe charges. After being caught speeding, the fixed penalty notice charge is £100 and 3 points on your licence; for new drivers, this can be detrimental to those who hold a limit of 6 points in the first two years of driving. Speeding courses can be offered to some drivers; if you have been charged with a motoring offence, contact our solicitors to explore your possible options now.

Have you been charged with a motoring offence?

If you have been charged with a motoring offence or just simply need advice, contact our friendly team now for a free consultation. Our solicitors have years of experience in motoring offences, and we will ensure you are well informed of your possible options and the best options for you to take. 

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