Driving a vehicle at excess speed is one of the most common motoring offences and is capable of being dealt with in any of the following ways:
- A Fixed Penalty Notice
- A Single Justice Procedure Notice
- A Summons
- A speed awareness course
- A court hearing
A number of different factors will determine which of these ways is followed.
An offence of speeding requires the service by the police of a Notice of Intended Prosecution. Without this, it is possible that the prosecution may be rendered invalid.
What are the Penalties for Speeding?
Speeding offences can carry penalty points, a fine, and a discretionary disqualification. If you already have 6 or more points on your licence, you are at risk of a driving ban by “totting up”, and you should get immediate legal advice.
What should you do if Suspected of Committing a Speeding Offence?
If you have a speeding case, or receive a Fixed Penalty Notice for a speeding offence, speak to one of our solicitors or barrister today. We can:
- Advise on whether you have any defences in law
- Check whether the police have complied with their procedural obligations
- Advise on whether there are any Special Reasons arguments which could be advanced to avoid the issue of penalty points
- Advise on whether you are at risk of totting up and a driving ban
- Prepare for and represent you at trial
- Represent you at court to advance mitigation on your behalf and seek a lesser penalty