Motoring Offences

Drink driving offence, guilty plea—fixed fee £420 (including VAT charged at 20%)

Fee includes:

Up to two hours for necessary attendance and preparation:

  • considering evidence;
  • taking your instructions;
  • providing advice on likely sentence;
  • advising on other supportive information you should obtain for your Hearing;

The fee does not include:

  • instruction of any expert witnesses;
  • taking statements from any witnesses;
  • advice and assistance in relation to a special reasons or exceptional hardship legal submission hearings (£720 inc VAT)
  • advice or assistance in relation to any appeal.

The key stages of your matter are based on the presumption that you will be entering a guilty plea and have a date for your hearing.

Meet with your solicitor to provide instructions on your case.

We will consider initial disclosure, and any other evidence and provide advice.

We will explain the court procedure to you so you know what to expect on the day of your hearing, and the sentencing options available to the court.

We will conduct any further preparatory work, obtain further instructions from you if necessary and answer any follow up queries you have.

We cannot provide an exact timescale of when your hearing will take place, as this depends on the court listing for that day but morning Hearings are usually all listed for 10am and afternoon Hearings are usually all listed for 2pm. We will get your case called on in Court as soon as it is ready to proceed.

We will attend court on the day of your Hearing and meet with you before going into the court Hearing. We anticipate being at court for 09.30 if it is a morning listing and 13.30 if it is an afternoon listing. Please be assured your case will not be called on until we are ready for it to proceed.

We will discuss the sentence outcome with you and explain what it means for you. We will advise on any necessary steps you then have to take as a consequence. We will advise on what happens if you breach any requirement of your sentence. If advice is required on appeal against sentence, this will carry an additional cost which will be discussed with you to make an informed decision.

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