Should I be represented by a Solicitor if I face a prosecution for a motoring offence at Court? Will being represented by a Lawyer make a difference to my case?
There are some motoring prosecutions where representation by a Solicitor at Court is not necessary. These are cases of low level speeding where a person has a clean driving license and there is no risk of a driving disqualification. In almost every other case of prosecutions relating to a motoring offence, you would be well advised to be represented by a Solicitor.
The Magistrates Courts have very wide powers with regard to what penalty can be imposed for a traffic offence. This can include the endorsement of penalty points, large financial penalties and even driving disqualifications.
In our experience, cases that are prepared well and presented by a skilled advocate in the Magistrates Court will result in a significantly lower penalty than would normally be imposed.
We have absolutely no doubt that being represented by a Solicitor in relation to a prosecution for a motoring offence is vital if you are to ensure the best possible outcome to your case.