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TAXI OFFENCES SOLICITORS MANCHESTER

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 vehicle itself. Driving a taxi without a valid licence is known as taxi touting (illegally plying for hire) for business. A taxi touting criminal offence will usually result in a fine.

Furthermore, other taxi offences include driving without a taxi operator’s licence, if you are caught in this position then it is highly likely that your insurance policy is no longer valid. When you agree to the terms of an insurance policy, you will be asked to agree that you will not use the vehicle for any purposes other than those stated. If you are uninsured, you may be prosecuted for driving without insurance and this offence carries a minimum of six penalty points.

Taxi drivers are also required to comply with all motoring laws such as observing the speed limit and careless/dangerous driving. Failure to observe these laws can result in penalty points on your licence and in some cases, disqualification.

If you are driving a private hire taxi, the law requires that your fare must be pre-booked.  If not, you could be charged with illegally touting (illegally plying for hire), a conviction that would also invalidate your insurance.  

We at Brian Koffman & Co. specialise in advising and representing taxi drivers across Greater Manchester and Lancashire and are proud to work many with taxi firms across the region. We have a track record of successfully defending clients in such cases thanks to our taxi offence and taxi touting lawyers.

Being accused of committing a taxi offence could mean losing your licence, your livelihood and earnings. However, it is worth remembering that being accused of committing this type of motoring offence does not necessarily mean that you are guilty, or you will definitely be charged for doing so. Therefore, it may be worth considering contesting any charges against you if it means it could save your licence, your job and many sleepless nights.

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
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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
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Chris Edward
13:47 06 Jul 21
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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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WHY CHOOSE US?

As experts in defending taxi drivers operating across Manchester, Greater Manchester and Lancashire, we offer expert legal advice and representation to taxi drivers charged with committing taxi offences, such as taxi touting offences, Brian Koffman & Co. will endeavour to obtain the best possible outcome for you and your family. We fully understand the implications of losing your licence and livelihood and we will do everything within our power to ensure that this does not happen.

If your family would ultimately suffer as a result, this may be considered exceptional hardship by the courts. There may even be some circumstances in which you can argue mitigating reasons, although you should consult with a highly experienced and professional Motoring Lawyer to help you determine whether you have a defence or not.

PANEL HEARINGS & LICENSING INVESTIGATIONS

A conviction for a taxi offence may result in you being required to undergo a licensing investigation and/or appear before a Panel Hearing.

We have a proven track record of handling these types of cases before the Court, and with licensing investigations and at Panel Hearings and have made a crucial difference to the outcome for all of our clients who have faced being charged with taxi offences – and we can do the same for you.

PENALTY POINTS AND DISQUALIFICATION FOR TAXI DRIVERS

Penalties for taxi offences include fines, licence points, disqualification and the loss of the taxi licence.

DRIVING WITHOUT A VALID TAXI LICENCE

A fine of up to £2500, plus if the insurance then becomes invalid they would face a further charge of driving without insurance.

TAXI TOUTING

The licence would be revoked and they would face a fine of up to £1000.

DRIVING WITHOUT INSURANCE

A maximum fine of £5000, 6 to 8 penalty points and a possibility of being banned from driving for up to 12 months.

GIVING WRONG INFORMATION WHEN APPLYING FOR TAXI LICENCE

If false information is given when applying for a taxi licence an offence has been committed and will lead to a fine. If the owner of a taxi business allows a person to drive a taxi for them knowing their details are not correct they will also be liable for a fine.

SMOKING WHILE DRIVING A TAXI

Regardless of whether any passengers were in the vehicle or not smoking in a taxi could result in a £50 fine.

OVERCHARGING PASSENGERS

Fares are authorised by the local authority and charging passengers a higher rate or prolonging a journey unnecessarily can lead to a fine of £1,000.

DRIVING A TAXI WHEN OVER THE LEGAL LIMIT – DRINK DRIVING PENALTIES

A taxi driver found to be over the legal limit while in charge of their vehicle can be fined up to £2500 but the charge of drink driving will also be applied.

Drink driving fines and punishments can include a custodial sentence and a fine of up to £5000. Not only are they endangering themselves, but also their passengers and other road users. 

Up to 11 penalty points or a ban can be applied in some cases of “drunk in charge” and a driving disqualification may also be imposed for driving or attempting to drive offences.

CONTACT US TODAY

For the very best in legal expertise and advice on all taxi offences in the Manchester, Greater Manchester and Lancashire areas, please contact Motoring Offence Solicitors. We offer the very best privately funded legal representation to the region’s Taxi Drivers &  Commercial Drivers accused of driving offences. 

Call our team today on 0161 832 3852 or complete the enquiry form below

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