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Sample advice Emails

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We want you to be able to make an informed decision as to whether or not you require representation.

When you email a road traffic question we email you a response. If it's an interesting or complex question a member of the Driver Defence Service legal team will call you for a free advice call.

After the advice call. you will be sent a bespoke advice email addressing your question in more detail.

Here's some sample advice emails for you to have  a look at;

Sample 1

You told me:

That you have received a Notice of Intended Prosecution in relation to an allegation of speeding.  You accepted that you were the driver at the time.  The speed alleged is 50mph in a 40mph limit.

I advised you:

Unfortunately, you have nine points on your licence at the moment.  You are aware that if you get another three points for this matter, you will be liable for a totting ban.

That you receive a totting ban when you accumulate 12 points and all the offences occur within three years of each other.  This means that you will be liable for a minimum six-month ban if you are convicted of this offence.

I have agreed with you that you will try and get hold of the photographic evidence and come back to me with the same so that I can carry out the secondary checks.  I will be able to check whether or not the GATSO camera was working properly.

You will receive a summons in relation to this matter because you will not be able to accept the fixed penalty offer.  Again, please come back to me at this point and I will be happy to discuss with you your Exceptional Hardship argument. 

You have an Exceptional Hardship argument because you are very independent and you have no family members that you can rely on.  If you were to lose your licence for six months you would be rendered un-employed for that entire period.

I will be happy to assist you with this matter as it progresses.  Please come back to me when you receive either the photos or the Court summons.

Sample 2

You told me:

That you have been summonsed to Court on the 29 May in relation to an allegation of speeding.  The speed alleged is 108mph in a 70mph limit.

You have a Dutch driving licence and you do not hold a UK licence.

You are deeply concerned about the fact that the Magistrates may well disqualify you from driving in the UK. We discussed the Magistrates’ Association Guidelines and you can see that you are at risk of a discretionary ban for up to 56 days.

At the time of the alleged offence you had just received news that you were going to be made redundant. You were driving to try to see your employers in order to resolve the situation.

You were in fact made redundant and you are now in the process of trying to start up a new business in the UK.  It is of paramount importance that you keep your driving licence in order to be able to do so.

I advised you:

That you have good prospects of avoiding a discretionary ban. In the first instance I would suggest that we try and mitigate without you needing to attend Court. If this is successful then we will get you penalty points rather than a ban.

If the Magistrates are minded to consider disqualifying you, then they will allow you the opportunity to attend Court and speak in person.

If you want me to prepare the written mitigation on your behalf without you attending Court then this will be a fixed fee of £250 plus VAT.

If the Magistrates adjourn the case because they want you to be present and you want a representative there with you then this will be an additional fixed fee of £250 plus VAT.

At the moment we successfully help over 94% of our clients avoid discretionary disqualification.

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