Frequently Asked Questions
Should I be Given Any Notice That I Am To Be Prosecuted?
Most motoring offences are dealt with in the Magistrates Courts in the United Kingdom. Usually you must be informed within 14 days of the date of the offence that you have been prosecuted.
There are only limited exceptions to this rule, for example, if you have been involved in an accident.
If you are stopped by the police this is usually by way of them verbally advising you that it is intended to prosecute.
Otherwise, you must be served with a Notice Of Intended Prosecution within 14 days of the offence. Failure on the part of the police to do this can lead to the prosecution being invalid
Do I Have To Identify The Driver Of The Vehicle?
You have to give as much information as you are able which could lead to the identification of the driver of the vehicle. If you fail to do so you will be penalised with the imposition of 6 penalty points!
If you are unable to identify the driver, you must show that you have taken all necessary steps so to do.
The usual difficulty arises where a number of people have the use of the same car. e.g. a fleet vehicle or you are Alex Ferguson!
How Long Do I Have To Wait To Know If I Am To Be Prosecuted?
For all offences which are to be concluded in the Magistrates Court an "information" must be laid within 6 months
I Have 9 Points And A Summons, Will I be Disqualified?
By calling A1 Road Traffic Lawyers....Not necessarily! We will attempt to show that if you were to lose your licence it would cause you exceptional hardship or exceptional mitigating circumstances thereby retaining your driving licence