Road Traffic Law
Expert Legal Assistance in Scotland
Speeding, driving whilst using a mobile phone, careless or dangerous driving, drink/drug driving, causing death by careless or dangerous driving, no matter what the charge… speak to the road traffic lawyers. We can help you keep your licence or avoid a hefty penalty.
Make contact as soon as possible if you are stopped by the police, receive a fixed penalty notice, letter from the police/Procurator Fiscal or a citation for court. There’s no need to cope on your own. We are the specialists in road traffic law and with over 30 years experience in our team, our expertise is second to none. There is no road traffic offence that we can’t advise you on.
We offer a nationwide service throughout Scotland, and can advise and represent you in the District, Sheriff and High Court anywhere in the country. We also provide advice on funding the cost of advice and representation, and offer Legal Aid (subject to eligibility).
Please note that we do not cover cases brought in English courts.
This is perhaps the most common offence you could be charged with. Penalty points range from 3 to 6 and in some cases you can be disqualified outright. You may be given a fixed penalty notice. You will be given 28 days to decide if you want to accept the 3 penalty points and fine. Why not use that time to take advice from us?
If you get 12 or more points on your licence within 3 years you must be disqualified from driving for a minimum period of 6 months. However if a disqualification would cause you ‘exceptional hardship’ we can assist you with saving your licence. In some circumstances we may be able to argue that you have ‘special reasons’ for not endorsing your licence with any points at all.
Driving whilst using a mobile phone
This offence is now endorseable with 3 penalty points. It is possible that using your phone can be the basis for a more serious careless or dangerous driving charge.
Driving without insurance
The court must endorse your licence with at least 6 penalty points and you can be disqualified. It is important that you check with your insurance company that you are ‘on risk’ especially if you take out your insurance over the phone. When you renew your policy, it is your responsibility to provide full details of any changes in your circumstances, always check the terms. It is not a defence to driving without insurance to claim that you thought you were insured.
Drink driving or driving whilst under the influence of drugs
This is a very serious offence carrying a minimum period of 1 year’s disqualification or 3 years if you have a previous conviction within the last 10 years. The court can impose large fines and in the most serious cases a prison sentence. Take our advice.
Careless driving / dangerous driving
These are serious driving offences carrying obligatory endorsement of your licence and for Dangerous Driving a minimum period of disqualification of 1 year and an order to re-sit your driving test. The court can impose large fines and in the most serious cases a prison sentence.
Causing death by dangerous / careless driving
The most serious charge that a motorist can face. Cases of this type are prosecuted in the High Court and in most cases result in a lengthy prison sentence. It is essential that you obtain the correct advice and secure the best representation available.
To make an appointment with our lawyers based in Alloa and Falkirk, call us today on 01324 622 888 or complete our online enquiry form and let us see how we can help you.