In an effort to keep our roads safe and to deter us from driving dangerously we have a variety of laws which determine what we can do when we are behind the wheel and which are designed to penalise us if we do something wrong. With an increasing number of people taking to the roads each day the potential for us to slip up has never been greater and neither has the need to take legal advice to ensure that if mistakes are made the penalty fits the crime.
At Hatten Wyatt Solicitors in Kent our team of criminal lawyers provide advice and representation for clients who have been charged with a range of motoring offences, both while driving for pleasure and for business purposes.
Drawing on their extensive experience, our criminal lawyers can help if you have been charged with:
- drink driving;
- driving while under the influence of drugs;
- driving while using a mobile phone;
- driving without insurance;
- driving while disqualified;
- careless driving;
- dangerous driving, including where this has caused serious injury or death;
- offences associated with road rage;
- failure to stop after an accident;
- failure to provide a breath, urine or blood specimen; and
- failure to notify the DVLA of a change in circumstances.
They can also help if you face being banned from driving under the totting-up rules which apply where you have 12 or more points on your licence, or where you want to apply for the early return of your licence following disqualification, or to appeal against a penalty or other sentence.
Advising individuals throughout Kent and beyond
Our lawyers are based in Maidstone, Gravesend, Chatham and Tenterden and cover the whole of Kent. They can also help clients based further afield and regularly represent people in the London Crown Courts.
They can visit you at the police station or in prison if you have been remanded in custody. Meetings can also be arranged at one of our offices or at your place of business, if needed.
Advice at the police station is free, regardless of your income or savings. Legal aid is also available in many cases to help where you are charged with an offence and the case will go to court.
For privately paying clients we offer an initial appointment from £95 plus VAT. This provides us with an opportunity to assess your case and provide initial advice. Any further work beyond this will be quoted for at a competitive rate.
Get in touch
If you have been accused or charged with a motoring offence, or any other crime, please get in touch to see how we can help. You can call us on 01474 35 11 99 or use our contact form and we will call you.
For urgent advice outside of office hours, including police station representation, please call 07740 611507, 07740 611508 or 07703 829401.