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SPEEDING OFFENCE SOLICITOR (MR39 CONVICTION)

If you have been charged with speeding and want to contest the charge, you’ll need an experienced Speeding Offence Solicitor on your side.

Whether you are looking to defend the case entirely or pleading guilty with a view to securing the lowest possible points or wanting to avoid a disqualification, we can help.

Thousands of speeding cases come before the courts every year.  Brian Koffman & Co. has a 96% positive result rate.

Our expert Speeding Offence Solicitors provide the highest calibre of privately funded road traffic law defence expertise in the UK.  Call us now using the number at the top of this page, or use the enquiry form and we will get back to you at a convenient time for you. 

James Hurst
James Hurst
17:52 25 May 22
I approached Brian due to totting up points on my licence. Three more points could have resulted in me being disqualified from driving and as a Courier this would have cost me my Livelihood.Brian... decided that the best route to take would be to enter a plea of exceptional hardship. He explained everything clearly and guided me through the process whilst reducing the considerable stress I was under.His efforts secured me the best possible outcome. Not only did I keep my licence, I also received the lowest possible fine.I can't recommend Brian highly enough and would urge anyone in similar circumstances to contact Brian Koffman & Co Solicitors without hesitation.Thank you Brian.read more
eleanor perretta
eleanor perretta
15:48 23 May 22
I have just contacted Brian to get some advice regarding a motoring offence - as the website indicates they pride themselves on these cases.It was my first experience of having a penalty of this... nature and was looking to instruct a solicitor to gain some advice on the best steps.He was incredibly blunt and rude. He compared my enquiry to the likes of a doctor seeing a patient with no knowledge of the symptoms? Despite me being on the phone to answer any questions regarding the offence in question.Completely bizarre and rude, with him then hanging up on me.read more
Surojit Sen
Surojit Sen
18:53 31 Mar 22
I would like to say a big Thank to Mr Brian Koffman. I’m so pleased to say that he has dealt my case so well. I had no prior experience to attend the court in my life. He made me everything clear... about what I will be expecting on my hearing. He explained everything step by step which has definitely helped me a lot.He is such a brilliant lawyer. He made me win the case. He is very professional, honest and an experience lawyer. I do highly recommend him. I’m giving him 5 stars. Thanks a lot.read more
Kell h
Kell h
19:53 24 Feb 22
Excellent solicitor very good at what he does. yes I would recommend, outstanding results in the court room very inpressed. thank you Brian.
Shohib Shah
Shohib Shah
13:01 17 Feb 22
Where do I start from I mean It was a fantastic experience, Mr koffmans level of service and professionalism is just at very high level and would recommend them to everyone and just can't thank him... enoughread more
Ahdil Hussain
Ahdil Hussain
02:39 10 Feb 22
EXCELLENT SERVICE you won’t be disappointed that’s all I can say …..
spencer orme
spencer orme
12:17 20 Dec 21
Brian was fantastic with his services, his professionalism, his extensive knowledge put me at ease. Everything he did was to the absolute best of his ability. I can’t thank him enough for... representing me in my caseread more
Tim Gill
Tim Gill
15:37 07 Dec 21
Very professional service with attention to detail. Highly recommended!
Steven Brown
Steven Brown
20:23 30 Nov 21
I recently enlisted the services of Brian Koffman to represent me in court for a speeding offence.Right from my first discussions with Brian I found him very friendly and highly professional.He... explained everything in detail and in an easy to understand method.In court Brian put my case forward with great experience and professionalism and we both got the outcome we hoped for.I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Brian to anyone.read more
Hamid Mian
Hamid Mian
16:48 18 Nov 21
I needed immediate legal assistance regarding a recent motoring offence. Mr. Brian was very professional and talked me through the case and my options. I would highly recommend to anyone in need of... legal advice.read more
Cameron Bruce
Cameron Bruce
19:24 18 Oct 21
Brian was very helpful and communication was brilliant throughout the process. He got me the best possible result on the day without the need to attend court. Would highly recommend his services.
Shananay Watson
Shananay Watson
16:10 13 Oct 21
I searched endless for a trusted motoring solicitor and couldnt find anyone i deemed suitable until B.Koffman & Co.In recent months Mr. Koffman has dealt with everything associated with my Fathers... case from phonecalls to documentation ect.Upon first meeting Mr. Koffman explained in detail what repercussions my Father could face as a result of his driving offences, following our understand Mr. Koffman immediately turned his attention to how he could help.With afew meetings and several telephone calls a decision was made on how to proceed, following this Mr. Koffman travelled to us in order to attend court & won our case!I cannot recommend him enough, everything was done to perfection and no stone was left unturned.5* absolutely.If ever you have a motoring issue Mr. Koffman is the man to see.We have already recommended him to friends and will continue to do so.Thank you again Mr. Koffmanread more
Emma Bingham
Emma Bingham
18:12 24 Sep 21
I went to Brian when I received a letter due to a driving offence. He fully explain what I was being charged with and the options that were available to me. Brian represented me in court and in the... end managed to achieve a better than expected outcome. I would have no hesitation in recommending Brian to anyone and highly recommend.read more
Andrew Ritchie
Andrew Ritchie
14:53 28 Jul 21
I cannot thank Brian enough for the amount of commitment he put in to my case! He was able to explain the court process in simple terms, and I felt at ease knowing that someone so highly professional... was dealing with my case. His advice resulted in the case being dropped and it ended in my favour. After my experience I would definitely recommend Brian, as he handled everything so efficiently. If anyone is looking for a motoring and criminal law solicitor that goes above and beyond, Brian is YOUR MAN!read more
Chris Edward
Chris Edward
13:47 06 Jul 21
I highly recommend the team at Motoring Offence Solicitors. They helped me expertly when I really needed it. Diligent, professional, highly knowledgeable and considering what I was facing, absolutely... amazing value. Thank you Brian and teamread more
Ged Cosgrove
Ged Cosgrove
18:17 13 Jun 21
I have had to use Brian’s services on a few occasions and have also recommended his services to clients, friends and family. I have always found Brian to be professional In my dealings with him, he... explains everything in layman’s terms and has always advised as to the right course of action. I have never been disappointed and have always been happy with the final outcome.read more
Louis Barron
Louis Barron
14:20 11 Jun 21
I called Brian at very short notice about handling a case for me and he was incredibly helpful straight away - he clearly explained the situation and my options, and represented me at court to... prevent me having to travel across half the country.He got me the outcome I requested and I couldn't recommend him or his services highly enough. I chose him from his excellent google reviews just like this one, and now can see why he is so highly regarded!Thanks again Brian.read more
Emma Wright
Emma Wright
11:37 11 May 21
I cannot thank Brian enough for all his hard work involved in helping me get the best possible outcome for a recent motoring offence. Brian has been very responsive and articulate throughout the... whole process which has made me feel at ease knowing I am dealing with a professional at the scary time of preparing for and going to court. I will recommend Brian to anyone who needs a professional to help them with any motoring offences.Hopefully, I never need to use you again, but if I do, you will definitely be the solicitor I use.Thank you again for helping me.read more
Andrea Lumb
Andrea Lumb
10:59 23 Apr 21
I have recently had the pleasure of dealing with Brian regarding a motoring offence for a close friend of mine. Brian has been amazing throughout the whole process with regular and clear... communication. Brian is professional and extremely knowledgeable in his field of expertise. Furthermore, and more importantly, Brian managed to get my friend the best possible outcome that we just didn’t think was possible. Hopefully, I never have to use Brian personally, however if I do commit a motoring offence, he will definitely be the man I call. I have already referred a family member of mine to Brian as I know he will be taken care of.Brian, thank you once again for all your hard work which in turn gave us the best possible outcome.read more
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WHAT IS SPEEDING?

Speeding is driving in excess of the permitted speed limit.  It is the most common driving offence on UK roads, making up over 80% of all the recorded motoring offences per year totalling over two million speed limit offences annually.

The National Speed Limits are as follows:

  • Built-Up Areas:

30 mph (20 mph in some cases)

  • Single Carriageways:

60 mph

  • Dual Carriageways and Motorways:

70 mph

The above limits are subject to temporary changes for which there must be proper signage and lawful authority.

Driving above the speed limit is an offence for which you may be prosecuted. However, they are some tolerance levels that police forces are encouraged to use before taking formal action.  In general, you will not be prosecuted if your speed is lower than 10% of the speed limit plus 2 miles per hour.  As an example, if you are below 35mph in a 30mph zone (10% + 2mph), then it is unlikely that you would be prosecuted.

WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES FOR SPEEDING?

The penalties for a speeding offence range from a £100 fine and the endorsement of 3 penalty points for offences dealt with by a Fixed Penalty Notice, to a maximum of £2,500 and 6 penalty points or disqualification from driving, for offences prosecuted before a magistrates’ court.

The Magistrates’ Courts have guidelines for speeding penalties as follows:

Band A Fines

3 penalty points.

Speeding offences will fall into the Band A range of fines if the recorded speed is within the following ranges.

  • 20mph zone:  21-30mph
  • 30mph zone:  31-40mph
  • 40mph zone:  41-55mph
  • 50mph zone:  51-65mph
  • 60mph zone:  61-80mph
  • 70mph zone:  71-90mph

Band B Fines

4 – 6 points or disqualification for between 7 and 28 days.

Speeding offences will fall into the Band B range of fines if the recorded speed is within the following ranges.

  • 20mph zone:  31-40mph
  • 30mph zone:  41-50mph
  • 40mph zone:  56-65mph
  • 50mph zone:  66-75mph
  • 60mph zone:  81-90mph
  • 70mph zone:  91-100mph

Band C Fines

Disqualification for between 7 and 56 days or 6 penalty points.

Speeding offences will fall into the Band C range of fines if the recorded speed is within the following ranges.

  • 20mph zone:  41-50mph
  • 30mph zone:  51-60mph
  • 40mph zone:  66-75mph
  • 50mph zone:  76-85mph
  • 60mph zone:  91-100mph
  • 70mph zone:  101-110mph

If you are pleading guilty, we can help you persuade the court to either keep the number of points to a minimum or to avoid a disqualification where you are at risk of having one imposed.

In a number of cases where the prosecution relied upon the observations of a police officer, we have been able to persuade the police to accept that the speeding offence was committed at a lower speed than that alleged and as a result, our clients have avoided a disqualification or had a reduced number of penalty points so that they avoid a disqualification under the totting-up provisions.

TOTTING UP

If you are convicted of a speeding offence and already have points on your licence, you could be at risk of being disqualified if you have accumulated 12 or more points in total.  This could lead to disqualification from driving any vehicle for at least six months under the totting-up provisions.

We have won many cases in the Magistrates’ Court and the Crown Courts arguing exceptional hardship, as a result of which our clients either had their disqualification reduced or avoided disqualification altogether.

Please click on Exceptional Hardship for more information.

WHAT ARE THE DEFENCES TO A SPEEDING CHARGE?

The basis of any speeding defence is casting reasonable doubt that an offence has been committed.  Depending on the specific circumstances of the case, there are a number of ways in which this might be achieved.  

Legitimate defences to speeding charges include: 

  • Speed limit not identifiable due to inadequate or non-existent signage.
  • Failure to serve the notice of intended prosecution within the 14 day time limit.
  • The device has produced an incorrect reading
  • The device has been wrongly operated by the police officer
  • You were not the driver
  • The police cannot prove that the alleged speed limit was in force
  • It was not your vehicle that was speeding

Only an expert Speeding Offence Solicitor will be able to determine whether, based on the facts of your case, you may have a defence to argue. Get in touch today for more information.

SPECIAL REASONS

In some cases, there may be special reasons not to endorse a licence.  This may include offences being committed in an emergency, where there was a defect with the vehicle or where the offence was committed due to some distraction beyond the driver’s control.

If the magistrate is satisfied that there were ‘special reasons’ for driving at excessive speed they may decide not to endorse penalty points for the offence.

GET THE BEST REPRESENTATION

It is important to get specialist legal advice as soon as possible to give yourself the best chance of success in a speeding case.  We can provide expert advice, assistance and representation. 

Motoring Offence Solicitors offer the very best privately funded legal representation to clients accused of driving offences 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.

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