Government statistics show that there are over half a million prosecutions each year for less serious road traffic offences. That does not include prosecutions arising from fatal or serious injury collisions.
Sonn Macmillan Walker has an acknowledged reputation for successfully defending minor to serious driving cases.
We will advise on whether it is worth fighting or not – with an honest appraisal. We will also advise on the sentence the court is likely to impose and whether disqualification can be avoided.
Defendants facing a charge of causing death or serious injury by driving require a skilled and experienced lawyer to challenge a prosecution case which will invariably rely on a traffic collision report prepared by a specialist and experienced traffic officer. Defending such cases demands care and experience. Sonn Macmillan Walker has acted in fatal and serious injury prosecutions for many years.
Most car owners will at some point receive a written request to identify the driver of their vehicle. Responding will often lead to the offer of a fixed penalty. For those within reach of 12 points, a fixed penalty will not be available and a prosecution is inevitable. We can advise those facing disqualification for totting up points on their license. We will give you practical advice as to whether you meet the test of exceptional hardship.
Those who fail to respond to the request to identify the driver will be prosecuted for failing to do so. We are experienced at tackling those cases, if a defence is available.
Contact David Sonn or Chris Stevens.