London Motoring Lawyer will help you get the best outcome if you've been accused of a motoring offence or want to appeal an existing conviction.
Typical motoring offences explained
Click on any the most common motoring offences listed below for more information:
Why work with me on your case
You need a motoring lawyer you can trust, who will listen to you and take time to understand your case, and who is an expert in motoring law and in helping people accused of motoring offences.
With London Motoring Lawyer, you will have the assurance of always working directly with me, Graham King, a highly experienced lawyer who has represented clients in every court in London.
It's likely I can help you if you have:
- been arrested and have a bail form and charge sheet
- been stopped and issued with a fixed penalty notice or told you may be prosecuted for an offence
- been required to produce documents at a police station
- received a "Notice of Intended Prosecution" or a court summons through the post
- had your case adjourned in court whilst you seek legal advice
- pleaded not guilty to a motoring offence in court and have a date for your trial
- pleaded guilty to a motoring offence in court and have a date to be sentenced
- consulted a solicitor but are unhappy about the advice you are receiving or the costs that you are facing
- been convicted of a motoring offence but wish to appeal
I can also help even if you want to plead guilty:
Even when pleading guilty, the sentence imposed will depend on how seriously the court views the offence, and its understanding of your circumstances. You may be able to avoid a ban if it can be successfully argued that "special reasons" apply.
Similarly, in "totting up" cases the court may decide not to disqualify you if it can be persuaded that "exceptional hardship" will result.
Or if you want to appeal an existing conviction.
Even if you have already been convicted and sentenced by a Magistrates' court, it may not be too late to do something about it.
But do you need a lawyer at all?
If your situation means that a lawyer would be of no benefit to you I will tell you this immediately so that you do not waste your money.
Take a look at this video to find out more about my approach and what it would be like to work with me on your case.
What to expect at the Magistrates’ Court
If you have been charged at a police station, or sent a summons through the post, you need to attend court. It may be the first time you have been to court, which can be confusing and intimidating.
What my clients say about me
“The police charged me with careless driving. They said I had knocked a motorcyclist off his bike and seriously injured him. My own solicitors advised me to plead guilty. I spoke to Graham and he dealt with my case from first to last and helped me get an expert report that proved I was not responsible for the accident. I was worried I would lose my licence but the magistrates imposed just 3 points.”
Mr B (West London)
“I was turning left when I knocked a cyclist off her bike. She was quite seriously injured and I felt terrible. I pleaded guilty by post, to careless driving. Then I was summonsed to court, because the Magistrates were considering disqualifying me from driving. Graham King used the CCTV evidence to show the magistrates the accident was partly the rider’s fault and after he explained the sentencing procedure to them – which their colleagues had misunderstood – I got three points and a fine but got to keep my licence. Losing my licence would have been a disaster: it would have cost me my job.”
Mr. S. (London cab driver)
“I was in danger of losing my private hire driver’s licence after TfL inspectors accused me of touting. Graham King advised me to appeal. We had a full day’s hearing and Graham cross-examined the TfL witnesses and put forward my case.
The court found in my favour and even awarded me some of my costs.”
Mr. G (private chauffeur service owner)
News and latest developments in Motoring law
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