Taxi Touting Lawyers Manchester
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ILLEGALLY PLYING FOR HIRE OFFENCE (TAXI TOUTING) MANCHESTER
Illegally plying for hire is also known as taxi touting. Any form of taxi or private hire vehicle must be licensed in order to be able to carry passengers. They will be committing an offence if they are found to be unlicensed and:
- Displaying the word taxi, cab or for hire anywhere on their vehicle
- Soliciting people in a public place to hire their vehicle or transport them as a passenger
Private hire vehicles that are registered are not allowed to collect any fee-paying passengers from the street unless they are displaying a private hire sign and have been booked through a licensed operator prior to taking the journey. However black cabs (Hackney carriages) are allowed to collect passengers from a public place without prior booking.
If you are found guilty of plying for hire, illegally, or taxi touting you could face a fine of up to £2500. You may also face prosecution as touting will invalidate your motor insurance. Driving without insurance carries a penalty of between 6 and 8 points on your licence, and if the court deems appropriate a driving ban.
Taxi drivers who are convicted of a plying for hire taxi offence can expect their Council Licencing authority to review if they remain a fit and proper person to hold a taxi license.
HOW WE CAN HELP
If you are charged with illegally plying for hire, and are based in Manchester, Greater Manchester or Lancashire, including Preston, you should seek professional legal advice.
Brian Koffman & Co are specialist motoring offence solicitors and have years of experience in handling cases like these. We appear regularly at Courts and Council Panel Hearings and also represent clients being interviewed by Licencing Officers. Seeking advice and assistance at an early stage is important. Our knowledge, expertise and high success rate will ensure we reach the best possible outcome for you.
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If you have been charged with any motoring offence as a Taxi Driver operating in the Manchester, Greater Manchester or Lancashire areas, then you will need the knowledge, expertise and support of a solicitor who understands the law and the defences open to you. We can help.
Please contact Motoring Offence Solicitors. We offer the very best privately funded legal representation to taxi drivers and commercial drivers accused of driving offences in Manchester and across the UK.
Call our team today on 0161 832 3852 or complete the enquiry form below.
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