Speed Cameras: Notice of Intended Prosecution for Speeding

If you have been caught speeding or have committed a traffic offence that has been caught on camera, then the police will serve a Notification of Intended Prosecution (NIP) together with a document known as a Section 172 notice. The police must issue the Notice of Intended Prosecution to either the driver or registered keeper of the vehicle within 14 days from when the offence took place. If the notice is served later than this, the driver cannot be convicted of speeding.

Whether you were driving or not, you may still be at risk of penalty points which could potentially lead to losing your licence under the totting-up procedure and this may affect your livelihood and result in a loss of earnings. Furthermore, if you do not name a driver when you receive a Notification of Intended Prosecution, you could be prosecuted for a Section 172 – Failing to Name a Driver – for which you can now receive six points or a disqualification as well as a fine.

However, purely because you have been issued with a notification for a speeding offence, this does not necessarily mean that you will be prosecuted. An experienced motoring offence specialist will be able to advise you on which steps you should take to avoid any unnecessary prosecution and build a defence against a speeding offence.

Why contact Brian Koffman & Co.

At Brian Koffman & Co. we specialise in the representation of motorists who have been charged with speeding offences. We have a wealth of experience of both challenging prosecutions for speeding and minimising the penalties that are imposed and can offer you expert legal advice. If you are found guilty of exceeding the speed limit, you will be facing a minimum of three penalty points and a fine. Under particular circumstances, you may even receive a significantly heavier penalty.

Our knowledge of police enforcement technology, ranging from GATSO cameras to in-car police VASCAR systems enables us to provide the best possible representation to motorists who wish to challenge any allegation of speeding made against them. We are also able to use our understanding of road traffic law and sentencing to minimise any penalty that may be imposed for clients who admit to making an error and accept that they were exceeding the speed limit. This involves arguing for a speed awareness course as an alternative to prosecution, persuading courts not to impose any disqualification or to minimise penalty points, and asking the court not to impose any points due to ‘special reasons’, relating to the offence itself.

Contact us today

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.