Our fees for defence against motoring offences and related timescales for these matters are listed below. Please see our legal advisor’s profile page for full details of experience and qualifications.
All prices quoted exclude VAT:
- Totting up 12 penalty points (guilty plea - exceptional hardship): from £1,500 to £2500
- Speeding offences where there is a risk of disqualification: from £1,200 to £2,000
- Penalty points speeding: from £600 to £900 for written representations by post
- Drink and drug driving: from £1,200 to £2,000
- Failing to provide a specimen: from £1,200 to £2,000
Our fees when entering a guilty plea include:
- An initial meeting during which we will take detailed instructions to assist with drafting a full statement and also contact with us as reasonably required throughout the matter
- Where necessary, corresponding with and reviewing information and evidence received from prosecution and courts
- Advising you on the court process and what to expect
- Representation at court
- Following the hearing/conclusion of the case, advice and assistance on the outcome.
Not Guilty Plea
Our not guilty plea estimates are based on your matter concluding after representation at court where the hearing has been designated for a trial listed for one day:
- Drink driving/drug driving: From £4,000 to £6,500
- Failure to provide a specimen: From £4,000 to £7,500
We offer fixed fees wherever possible. However, from time to time we may have to act on the basis of an hourly rate which is currently set at £275.00 per hour. Our fixed fees include taking statements from, and examination of witnesses.
Disbursements, including barrister’s fees, will be included within any fixed fee package unless stated otherwise.
As every case is different additional disbursements may be necessary dependent on the issues/length of proceedings. Where the Court is other than Canterbury, travelling time will be charged in addition at the hourly rate specified.
Please note that where an expert witness is required, the disbursements associated with this depend on the particular case and may need to be added to any of our estimates of fees above.
- For guilty plea cases, this will be determined by the court date for the final hearing.
- For not guilty pleas the average duration is 3- 6months.
We Work With You
For further advice and information please contact Francis Elton.