Road Traffic Offences

Criminal Law Specialists

We have a dedicated department for all Road Traffic related offences, headed by Jeremy Spencer. This area of law is highly technical and successful challenges can be made on points of law. We appreciate that for many of our clients, the thought of losing their licence would have catastrophic consequences for them. We have successfully retained our clients ability to drive using 'exceptional hardship' arguments despite the penalty point limit being exceeded. Over the years we have represented celebrities, professionals, business men and people who rely on driving for their livelihood.

Road Traffic Offences We Have Successfully Defended

  • DANGEROUS DRIVING

  • CARELESS DRIVING

  • SPEEDING

  • FAILURE TO STOP

  • DRIVING WITHOUT INSURANCE

  • DRINK/DRUG DRIVING

  • DRUNK IN CHARGE

  • FAILURE TO REPORT ACCIDENT

  • FAILURE TO IDENTIFY A DRIVER

  • FAILURE TO PROVIDE A SAMPLE

  • USE OF MOBILE PHONE

  • SPECIAL REASON ARGUMENTS

  • DEATH BY CARELESS/DANGEROUS DRIVING

Notable Criminal Cases

Over the years, we have been instructed in many of the most serious and complex criminal cases throughout the country. Due to our vast experience and knowledge of the law, we have been able to challenge cases to the highest courts in the country including the House of Lords (now the Supreme Court). Below is a selection of our notable cases.

R v GPP

(Winchester CC) 

This was a complex investigation and subsequent prosecution brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). Our client was an architect charged with Conspiracy to Defraud involving six construction projects. At the time, the trial was thought to be the longest in British history. 

R v J and DS
(Birmingham/Northampton CC)

A two-year operation which took investigators to Hungary, Portugal, Spain, Slovakia, Austria and France as they pursued the gang for flooding the Midlands with £35m contraband cigarettes. In total 18 people were charged. Our client was acquitted of all charges. 

R v C
(Manchester CC)

This was a complex international money laundering case involving Hundi/Hawala banking. The prosecution alleged that millions of pounds were laundered via Dubai and Pakistan. The defence necessitated detailed enquiries by travelling to Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. This followed a bail application which was successful in our clients release from custody.

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