Notice of Intended Prosecution
If there are to be any proceedings against you for a road traffic offence you should receive a Notice of Intended Prosecution usually through the post. You may even have been notified this by a police officer you stopped you.
It is imperative that as soon as you get this you contact us without delay.
We can discuss your potential problem and the best way to deal with it from that point onwards.
Remember, if any potential prosecution is to be defended successfully, the sooner work begins on your defence the better. Do not be tempted to forget about it and hope it will go away!
Notice of Intended Prosecution Instruction
Once we are instructed to act on your behalf we will carefully examine the prosecution case such as has been disclosed at the start. In due course this may involve not only obtaining prosecution statements but also, for example, police traffic car video tapes, tape recordings of interviews and any other relevant evidence. It is our job to ensure that the prosecution ultimately discloses as much evidence as possible as there are many cases where there is information in the hands of the police or prosecution which is extremely helpful to the defence.
In any prosecution it is the responsibility of both the police and prosecution to comply with strict rules and procedures. Should they fail to do so this is something that must be brought to the attention of the courts and it could result in the failure of any prosecution against you.
Personal Client Defence
Of equal importance is your version of events. We will usually suggest a personal client defence at the outset of each case. Should you prefer this can be done on the telephone at this stage.
Once the case is at court you will be fully advised as to the procedure, the sequence of events and what will be required of you. There will be full representation at court to ensure that the case proceeds correctly and very importantly, that any stress that you may experience is kept to a minimum. We believe an import part of our service is not only to advice and research on behalf of our clients but to support and guide especially in the court environment.
Please note, should you find yourself in court without a solicitor and the case is proved against you or perhaps the situation seems more serious than you had first thought, for example you may face a driving disqualification, you should apply to the court to adjourn the hearing so that you can obtain legal advice. If the hearing is adjourned you should then contact Traffic Lawyer 4 U immediately. There are situations where a driving ban can be avoided or the length of the ban reduced. All may not be lost! If you contact us we will tell you if we can help and how much this will cost.Also note, if you receive a notice under Section 172 of the Road Traffic Act asking you to identify the driver of a vehicle, we advise that you contact us immediately.