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Over recent years we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of clients who need advice about road traffic matters. The approach to the Severn Bridge tollbooth, the M4 in South Wales and the A449 have become notorious ‘hot spots’ where thousands of speeding offences are being captured on camera every month.
Our specialist motoring lawyers are able to offer individuals and businesses advise and representation in court for speeding and other motoring offences. We regularly attend Cwmbran Magistrates Court, Abergavenny Magistrates Court and Caerphilly Magistrates Court.
The severity of a speeding offence depends on how fast you were travelling in relation to the legal speed limit. For speeding on a regular road you will receive between 3 and 6 penalty points and a fine of up to £1000. If you are caught speeding at 30mph or more over the limit you will very likely receive a driving ban. Speeding on the M4 is likely to result in between 3 and 6 penalty points and a fine of up to £2500. If you are caught driving at 100mph or more you will most likely receive a driving ban. Read Speeding Offences and the law.
If you have been caught by a speed camera and are worried you might be facing a ban or if you believe you have been wrongly accused then you should speak to one our specialist solicitors. We can offer you expert advice regarding what to do about your speeding ticket.
Many motorists accept fixed penalty offers or plead guilty without ever viewing or testing the Prosecution evidence and in some cases therefore motorists end up with points on their licence or in some cases disqualifications which are unnecessary. Others do not know what factors are relevant to persuade Magistrates to exercise a discretion not to ban of what evidence will help them do that. The duty solicitor scheme no longer covers non imprisonable offences and most motorists will be unrepresented.
As Legal Aid is rarely available, our clients like to know at the outset how much our advice will cost. Unlike many firms who charge by the hour, we will agree a fixed fee with you to cover all work we carry out on your behalf.