Criminal & Motoring
Criminal Law is the area of law covering social conduct and determines whatever is threatening, harmful or otherwise endangering to the property, health, safety and moral welfare of people. It includes the punishment of people who violate these laws. We can help with a wide range of offences and have the expertise to protect your interests in any investigation by the police, Crown Prosecution Services, Serious Fraud Office and other regulatory bodies. The range of work we cover includes every type of offence known to criminal law, but in particular offences involving road traffic matters. We have a contract with the Legal Services Commission to carry out publicly funded work in criminal matters. This means that if you cannot afford to pay privately for our work, you may be eligible for public funding. We can advise you about that and help you submit the appropriate forms. We provide clients with a comprehensive and thoroughly professional service, whether in the police station, the magistrates court or the crown court, whatever the allegation may be. We are on both the court and duty Solicitor panel.
Motoring Offences and Traffic Matters
Our detailed experience and expertise in dealing with motoring cases enables us to assist clients who face alleged motoring offences, and where appropriate, we are able to present effective and successful defences to charges, thus enabling clients to retain their licenses and, in relevant circumstances, their careers. In those cases where the evidence against the client is overwhelming, and a guilty plea must follow, we are also experienced in presenting the maximum mitigation for those offences, in order to minimise the impact on our client.
Criminal Injuries Compensation
If you have been a victim of crime you may be eligible for compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. We can advise you about this and help with your application. Contact a member of our Criminal Law team to find out how we can help.
For the provision of advice and representation at the Magistrates Court in relation to summary only road traffic offences dealt with at a single hearing.
Being charged with a motoring offence can be a time of great anxiety. While the prospect of having to attend Court and face a fine is bad enough, or some, the prospect of being convicted of a serious motoring offence can even put their liberty at risk.
We will fight for your interests.
Offences commonly dealt with include:
- Drink driving
- Failing to provide a specimen of breath
- Failing to furnish information
- Careless driving
We charge an average fixed fee of £450.00 plus VAT for this work.
There may be other costs on top. These are fees and charges we will need to pay on your behalf as part of the process, such as Barrister’s, medical or expert’s fees. They are likely to be between £200 and £700 in total, plus VAT where relevant.
From the moment you are charged we will;
- Ascertain the charge brought against you
- Meet with you to obtain your instructions and advise you on entering a plea
- Consider the prosecution evidence
- Prepare you for a court attendance
- Advise you on the likely sentence
- Attend Llandudno, Mold, Wrexham or Caernarfon Court to represent you at the hearing and any consequent sentencing
- Advise you on any possible appeal.
If your case cannot be dealt with at a single hearing, for example, if you plead not guilty, our charges will be based on an hourly rate of £160 plus VAT.
We will always provide you with an estimate of our likely costs and then regularly update you as your case progresses.
There may be other costs that we will need to pay on your behalf (called disbursements), such as barrister’s, medical or other expert’s fees. These are likely to be between £200 and £700 in total, plus VAT where relevant.
All work is carried out by our experienced motoring litigator Gwyndaf Pari.