Road Traffic Offence Solicitors 

 

Have you been accused of a Road Traffic Offence?

Whether you have been accused of drink driving, drug driving, driving without due care, speeding or even causing death by careless driving offence, our experienced motoring offence solicitors can advise and assist you.  

Brian Koffman & Co. will do ALL we can to help you keep your driving licence.

We are specialist road traffic and motoring offence solicitors able to provide you with a nationwide service of advice, assistance and representation in a police station or at court.

If you now need expert advice or representation. Motoring Offence Solicitors offer the very best privately funded defence advocacy to clients in Manchester and across the UK.  Call our team today on 0161 832 3852 or complete the enquiry form on the right-hand side of this page.

 

Why choose Brian Koffman & Co?

We have a proven track record of successfully defending driving offences over the last 40 years.

In (2017) the Legal 500 recognised Motoring Offence Solicitors as a "Leading Firm" with Brian Koffman singled out as a '"leading individual" in the disciplines of Driving Offence Law and Criminal Law Defence.  

We pride ourselves on giving expert motoring offence advice which is based on our knowledge, experience, hard work and genuinely caring for our clients every day.

  • 96% success rate

  • Over 40 years of experience

  • Highly regarded among fellow professionals

  • We are specialist motoring offence solicitors

  • The personal attention of Brian Koffman to each case

  • A large team of expert advocates available

  • Highly regarded among fellow professionals

  • Access to forensic experts

  • UK-wide coverage 

How can a road traffic solicitor help me?

If you have been charged with driving offence it is vitally important you are legally represented as early as possible. With a wealth of experience in motoring offence cases.

Brian Koffman & Co. can help you assess the best strategy for your defence.

Your chances of a better outcome are increased when you have an experienced legal team representing you.

The types of driving offences we can help you with are:

Dangerous Driving

Arrest for dangerous driving means facing the stiffest punishments for any non-fatal driving offence. The team at Motoring Offence Solicitors can help if you have been arrested and charged with Dangerous Driving, or if you have been convicted and want to appeal.   If you have been charged with careless driving and want to contest the charge, call us for a free no obligation discussion about your options.

Careless Driving

Careless driving Careless driving is a very serious motoring offence, but Brian Koffman & Co. has a 96% positive result rate.   If you have been charged with careless driving and want to contest the charge, call us for a free no obligation discussion about your options.  Whether you are loo

Signs and Signal Offences

Signs and signal offences Failing to comply with a sign or signal is a serious motoring offence, but Brian Koffman & Co. has a 96% positive result rate.   If you have been charged with a sign or signal offence or an offence such as speeding which requires, in many cases, properly displayed s

Drug Driving

Drug driving A new offence of driving or being in charge of a motor vehicle with a concentration of a specified controlled drug above a specified level was introduced on the 2 March 2015.  This new offence does not require the prosecution to prove that the driver’s ability to drive is impaired b

Mobile Phone

Driving whilst using a mobile phone Driving whilst using a mobile phone is one of the most common offences to come before the court, but Brian Koffman & Co. has a 96% positive result rate.   If you have been charged with driving whilst using a mobile phone and want to contest the charge, cal

Points and Disqualification

Points and disqualification Disqualification following the accumulation of twelve points, known as ‘totting up’ is often the most serious scenario that any motoring could face, but disqualification can be avoided and Brian Koffman & Co. has a 96% positive result rate.   If you have been

Failure to Furnish ID

Furnish driver identification Hundreds of thousands of notices of intended prosecution are issued by the police each year.  Thousands of motorists find themselves appearing before the courts accused of failing to furnish the required information as to the identity of the driver who has been allege

Speeding

Speeding Thousands of speeding cases come before the courts every year.  Brian Koffman & Co. has a 96% positive result rate. If you have been charged with speeding and want to contest the charge, call us for a free no obligation discussion about your options.  Whether you are looking to def

Insurance / Driving Licence

Insurance/driving offences Driving without insurance is a very serious motoring offence and Brian Koffman & Co. has a 96% positive result rate. If you have been charged with an offence of driving without insurance, call us for a free no obligation discussion about your options to see if you ar

Taxi Offences

Taxi Offences & Taxi Touting charges Taxis are licensed vehicles governed by strict laws in the way in which way they must be used and maintained.  There are certain criteria that must be met in order for a person to legally drive a taxi, and this includes the registration and licensing of the

Dangerous Vehicle Conditions

Dangerous Vehicle Conditions Dangerous vehicle offences are covered by section 40A of the Road Traffic Act 1988, this includes acts such as: Overloading Carrying too many passengers Carrying too much weight The position and distribution of a load The method of securing a load being carried

Convicted in Absence

Convicted in Absence Being ‘convicted in absence’ under section 172 of the road traffic act (also known as ‘trial in absentia’) means that the court reached a decision to sentence you for an alleged offence even though you did not attend the court hearing in person.  This can happen by mi

Drunk in Charge

Drunk in charge of a vehicle and the penalties Being drunk in charge of a vehicle is quite different from facing a drink driving offence. A driver can be charged when the police have no evidence to prove the ‘driving’ element of the offence. For this reason, being found guilty of being drunk in

Failing to Provide a Blood Sample

Failing to supply a blood sample and the penalties (DR60) Failing to provide a blood sample for analysis is an offence when a person refuses or is unable to give blood when asked to at the police station, unless they have a reasonable excuse for not doing so. Known as a DR60 driving offence, it is

Failing to Provide a Specimen

Failing to provide a Urine specimen (DR30) Unless they have a reasonable excuse for not providing, it is an offence when a person either refuses to, or is unable to provide a urine sample for analysis when asked to do so at the police station. Usually the person will have been arrested after taking

Borderline

Borderline drink driving offences and the penalties Even though borderline reading cases are far less serious than high readings, they still carry considerable concerns for drivers. Even when a driver’s reading is borderline, unless the charge is successfully defended, it carries a drink drive ba

Breath Samples

Breath Samples and Failing to Supply a Breath Sample (DR70) The police can ask a driver to take a breath test if they have reasonable suspicion: They have been drinking They’ve committed a moving traffic offence They’ve been involved in a road traffic accident   If you refuse to take

Hospital Cases

Hospital cases: Drink Drive Solicitors Whenever a driver is injured in a road accident and requires medical treatment, the police have the power to request an evidential alcohol sample at the hospital. If the motorist’s injuries prevented the police from carrying out a roadside breath test, or if

The maximum penalties for road traffic offences are set by the government. The severity of the offence is taken into account when handing out penalties, with the most serious offences attracting the maximum penalties. The court decides on the appropriate penalty depending on individual circumstances.

What are the most common motoring offences?

Most of us drive on a daily basis. But do we always adhere to the myriad of rules, regulations and laws that must be followed?

Clearly, many road traffic laws are frequently broken as around 250,000 motorists are banned from driving each year in the UK, and around a quarter of current drivers have a driving conviction.

The increase in road surveillance technology has dramatically increased the risk of losing your licence, whether you drive for domestic or commercial purposes.

Speeding is still the most common road traffic offence committed. There are around 5,000-speed cameras in the UK with more being installed every week. Research has shown that almost half of British motorists admit to speeding on the motorway, and around a third say they speed in built-up areas.

Around 100,000 drivers in the UK fail a drink driving breath test each year when stopped by the police.

Police spot checks catch nearly 300,000 motorists a year who are driving without insurance.

The two most common distractions whilst driving are the use of mobile phones and eating behind the wheel. They are also the cause of many major road accidents.


What are the consequences of committing a driving offence?

The maximum penalties for road traffic offences are set by the government. The severity of the offence is taken into account when handing out penalties, with the most serious motoring offences attracting the maximum penalties. The court decides on the appropriate penalty depending on individual circumstances.

Lots of driving offences will come with set penalty points and a fine, but for some offences the courts have discretionary powers which enable them to ban a driver.

What happens if I get points on my licence?

The courts can fine you and put points on your licence if you are convicted of a motoring offence.  Points (known as ‘endorsements’), must stay on your driving licence for 4 or 11 years depending on the offence.

If you build up 12 or more penalty points within a 3 year period you can be disqualified, but the rules are different for new drivers.  If you get 6 or more points within 2 years of passing your driving test, your licence will be revoked.

The number of points you receive for a driving offence change according to the severity of the offence.  For example, exceeding the speed limit on a motorway could result in between 3 and 6 penalty points on your licence whereas the offence of driving with an alcohol level about the legal limit carries a penalty of 10 points.

You are legally obliged to tell your insurance company about any penalty points you have.  Research by the RAC found that nearly 20% of the motorists surveyed would not inform their insurer if the picked up points.  Unfortunately, failure to declare your points could invalidate your insurance policy and driving without insurance could result in further points and potentially prosecution.  Informing your insurance company about your driving penalties will probably mean an increase in the cost of your insurance premium but that’s likely to be much lower than the cost of hiding them.

Is it possible to reduce the length of a driving ban?

With thorough preparation and careful gathering of proof, it is sometimes possible to reduce the length of a driving ban.  It is vital that the case is given to the court in an appropriate manner and our team of experienced motoring offence solicitors have many years of successful experience with doing just this.

For some motoring offences, a driving ban is obligatory, but in other situations, a driving ban can be avoided.  For example, if a driver gets twelve points inside a 3 year period then he/she could be disqualified according to the ‘totting up’ provisions for a period of six months. However, we are able to help "totters" avoid a ban if it can be shown that they'd suffer exceptional hardship.

What should I do if the police want to talk to me about a driving incident?

If the police want to talk to you about a driving offence it is always best to seek legal advice beforehand.  It is your legal right to speak to a solicitor before you speak to the police, so call us before you say anything. The earlier we can intervene, the better the chances are of winning your case as this initial interaction is the most vital stage in the process. 

CONTACT US TODAY

If you now need expert advice or representation. Motoring Offence Solicitors offer the very best privately funded Motoring Law defence advocacy to clients in Manchester and across the UK.  Call our team today on 0161 832 3852 for a free consultation, or complete the enquiry form on the right-hand side of this page: