Criminal Defence Experts In Leeds
Experienced Motoring Solicitors in Leeds
Whiterose Blackmans Solicitors LLP are experienced motoring solicitors in Leeds. We are a firm with 30 plus years’ experience specialising in providing you with legal advice relating to motoring law and driving offences. We have extensive knowledge in motoring offence defence plus all aspects of Motoring Law.
Motoring offences are a common occurrence, whether it is a speeding offence, careless driving, a dangerous driving offence or a drink driving offence, we are here to defend you! Whether the charge is minor or major it could still have significant repercussions on your life. We are here to help you to get clarity on the situation and to fight your corner. Our highly skilled team of motoring solicitors in Leeds represent motorists who have been charged with a range of driving offences including; speeding offences, dangerous driving, careless driving and drink driving.
Motoring Solicitors – When your job involves driving
People who are on the move as part of their job are especially high risk due to the amount of time spent in a vehicle. When your job involves driving you can find yourself in a very vulnerable position if you commit a motoring offence and your licence is at risk. In cases where a disqualification is a the only likely outcome, reducing the length of time spent disqualified is what our specialised motoring solicitors would be aiming for.
When the offence is more serious nature the consequences can be devastating and can result in a custodial sentence. Given that driving is an important part of a modern, fast paced world it is vital that you get the right advice from our motoring solicitors before attending court, this will help you to make the right decision on how to deal with a charge. The consequences of a driving conviction can be completely life changing which is why it is important that you seek legal advice relating to your driving offence.
Best practice in cases of intended prosecution
If you been contacted by the police or have been sent a notice of intended prosecution, we can advise you of the way forward. Good advice would be to contact us early as some options, such as driver awareness courses, are not available once a court date has been set. If you have been summoned to court our specialised motoring solicitors in Leeds can provide you with information on the likely outcome of your case and, if necessary, defend you in court, especially if you face a driving ban and/or disqualification.
Appealing a conviction for motor crime
You are able to appeal against a conviction in the Magistrates’ Court one of two ways – either by appealing to the Crown Court, or by appealing to the High Court. The differences between the two options relate to the approach that will be taken to your appeal. Appealing to the Crown Court means a retrial, where your case will be heard again before a Judge and two Magistrates, as though the first trial had not taken place. On the other hand, if you take your case to the High Court, this involves a hearing which will strive to establish whether the Magistrates Court made an error during your original.
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