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Speeding Solicitors

We have years of experience of successfully defending speeding offences.

For free initial advice call 0800 999 5535

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Success Rate* From Jan 2018

*From 2018 we reduced 96% of our clients potential sentence based on sentencing guidelines used by the Court

SPECIALIST SPEEDING SOLICITORS

Read About Our Court Victories

 

From Our Clients

 

“Couldn’t ask for a better result”

Couldn’t ask for a better result – and in the hands of Millars Solicitors!

Endris

London
Nov 28, 2019

“Couldn’t ask for a better result”

Couldn’t ask for a better result – and in the hands of Millars Solicitors!

Endris

London
Nov 28, 2019

“I have managed to keep my license and cannot thank him enough”

I would just like to thank Carl for his support and professionalism when representing me before the magistrates for speeding charges. It has been such an emotional period for me, from receiving the initial speeding notices through to the court date Carl has been exceptional.

I received 3 speeding tickets withi…

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ANON

Field Sales Executive
Jul 25, 2019

“I have managed to keep my license and cannot thank him enough”

I would just like to thank Carl for his support and professionalism when representing me before the magistrates for speeding charges. It has been such an emotional period for me, from receiving the initial speeding notices through to the court date Carl has been exceptional.

I received 3 speeding tickets within a 5 week period, was suspended from work, reinstated and at risk of losing my job due to one offence of 92 miles an hour. Carl represented me and advised the court of my circumstances and we pleaded exceptional hardship.

I have managed to keep my license and cannot thank him enough. Would thoroughly recommend Carl to anybody who finds themselves in similar circumstances.

ANON

Field Sales Executive
Jul 25, 2019

Failing to provide a specimen of breath case

Carl and his team have been amazing. Carl explained my position very clearly and took me through what court would be like. I was fully informed the whole way through the process. I would like to thank Keep My Driving Licence for holding my hand through the entire process.

MH

Marketing
Mar 18, 2019

Failing to provide a specimen of breath case

Carl and his team have been amazing. Carl explained my position very clearly and took me through what court would be like. I was fully informed the whole way through the process. I would like to thank Keep My Driving Licence for holding my hand through the entire process.

MH

Marketing
Mar 18, 2019

“From my first panicked phone call, right through the hearing, it was outstanding”

The advice was professional, clearly delivered, prompt and in my best interests. From my first panicked phone call, right through the hearing, it was outstanding. carl represented me with the most comprehensive and professional approach. His knowledge of the law surrounding motoring offences is incredib…

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Mr T

Sales Representative
Feb 18, 2018

“From my first panicked phone call, right through the hearing, it was outstanding”

The advice was professional, clearly delivered, prompt and in my best interests. From my first panicked phone call, right through the hearing, it was outstanding. carl represented me with the most comprehensive and professional approach. His knowledge of the law surrounding motoring offences is incredible and if I had to go through this experience again he would most certainly be my first phone call. I can’t recommend Millars Solicitors enough.

Mr T

Sales Representative
Feb 18, 2018

Many thanks for the work you did in preparing my case. I much appreciated your skill during the hearing.

Mr H

Dance Instructor
Dec 19, 2014

Many thanks for the work you did in preparing my case. I much appreciated your skill during the hearing.

Mr H

Dance Instructor
Dec 19, 2014

Our specialist team of speeding solicitors have years of experience successfully defending speeding cases.  Call our team today for free initial advice on 0800 999 5535 or submit your case and we will call you back

Speeding Offence

Speeding offences are the most common form of road traffic offence, with over 40,000 people a year summoned to court.

If you have been caught speeding the minimum sentence you can expect is £100 fine and 3 penalty points on your licence, in more serious cases you can be disqualified altogether.

While most speeding cases are settled by way of a Fixed Penalty Notice, it is your prerogative if you want to ignore this and attend court.  If you were speeding excessively then it may be necessary to go to court anyway.

 

Defending a Speeding Case

Challenging a speeding charge can be a risky strategy and can see the cost of your fine escalate.  On average, only 1 percent of speeding offences are actually challenged and of these challenges only about half are actually won. Having the right legal representation is essential when trying to secure a positive outcome.

 

Technicalities

There are many technicalities that can undermine a speeding charge. An experienced driving offence lawyer fully understands the intricacies of the process that should be followed in bringing a case to court. If this process has not been fully adhered to then this may provide an opportunity to undermine the prosecution’s case.

 

SENTENCE GUIDELINES

If this is your first offence, and you are planning on pleading guilty, the Magistrates Court will refer to the sentencing guidelines before passing out any penalty.

Speed limit (mph)Recorded speed (mph)  
Band CBand BBand A
2041 and above31 – 4021 – 30
3051 and above41 – 5031 – 40
4066 and above56 – 6541 – 55
5076 and above66 – 7551 – 65
6091 and above81 – 9061 – 80
70101 and above91 – 10071 – 90
Sentencing rangeBand C fineBand B fineBand A fine
Points/disqualificationDisqualify 7 – 56 days OR 6 pointsDisqualify 7 – 28
days OR 4 – 6 points
3 points

Speeding Fine

The majority of Band A fines will equate to half of your weekly wage. This fine could change at the court’s discretion depending on a number of factors: reducing seriousness, such as a genuine emergency or increasing seriousness, such as previous convictions.

Speeding Fine BandStarting Fine Percentage of Weekly IncomeRange
Band A fine50% of weekly income25 – 75% of weekly income
Band B fine100% of weekly income75 – 125% of weekly income
Band C fine150% of weekly income125 – 175% of weekly income

FAQs

Should I drive to Court?

This depends on your plea: Yes, if you are pleading not guiltyNo, if you are to be sentenced for an offence that carries a mandatory disqualification.

Our advice is that anyone who faces the possibility of a period of disqualification, no matter how small, should not drive to Court.

 

The Police Officer said that if I instruct a Solicitor I can avoid a disqualification, is this true?

This can be true in a lot of cases, however, if it is your intention to plead guilty to an offence that carries a mandatory period of disqualification, then the Magistrates have no discretion not to impose a period of disqualification.

 

I really need my car for my job, will the Court let me keep my licence?

If you are facing a disqualification for accumulating 12 penalty points or more (‘totting up’) or facing a sentence that carries a discretionary disqualification, then it is possible to persuade the Magistrates not to disqualify you. However, if you are to be sentenced for an offence that carries a mandatory disqualification, like driving with excess alcohol for example, then these types of offences carry a mandatory disqualification and the Magistrates have no discretion. In those circumstances you will only avoid a ban if your case is successfully defended after a not guilty plea.

 

Do you cover cases on Legal Aid?

No. All our cases are on a private paying fixed fee basis. We will tell you what your exact fees will be before you engage us. We cover Courts throughout England and Wales. Only general Criminal Defence Solicitors (not road traffic specialists) based in an area close to where your Court case is, will have a Legal Aid Contract. You may not be eligible for Legal Aid in any event. The two tests for whether you are eligible for Legal Aid are

  1. Whether you are financially eligible
  2. Whether it is in the interest of Justice for you to receive Legal Aid for the offence that you are due to appear before the Court for. For almost all road traffic matters you will not be eligible for Legal Aid as for a lot of cases the Sentence is a financial penalty and either penalty points or a disqualification.
Will I have to say anything in Court?

Once we are instructed by you, we will advise you of the precise Court procedure. If you are pleading guilty to an offence, then you will only have to confirm your name and enter your plea. We will present the mitigation on your behalf.

If you are pleading not guilty, you may have to give evidence at your Trial, but you will be guided by Millars Solicitors.

 

What are my chances, can you give me a percentage?

We would not give a client their chance of success in a percentage. We would not give a client their chance of success in a percentage, as this is not realistic. We provide all clients with a comprehensive assessment of their case and we are instructed on the basis that the client has been advised of their chances of success.

 

Will the Police or witnesses be in Court?

If you are pleading guilty or if it is your first hearing and you are pleaded not guilty then the witnesses will not be in Court.

If your matter is listed for a Trial, then the witnesses will be in Court as the Court will want to hear what the witnesses have to say.

 

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Speeding Calculator

Try our interactive speeding fine calculator to get an estimate of the type of fine you can expect.

 

More From Our Clients

 

“Couldn’t ask for a better result”

Couldn’t ask for a better result – and in the hands of Millars Solicitors!

Endris

London
Nov 28, 2019

“Couldn’t ask for a better result”

Couldn’t ask for a better result – and in the hands of Millars Solicitors!

Endris

London
Nov 28, 2019

“Best advice and always available when I had questions”

Following a summons for using my mobile phone whilst driving which put me in the totting up process, I contacted Millars Solicitors for advice and representation. Paul Turner was great throughout the whole process, giving me the best advice and always available when I had questions. Paul prepared my cas…

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Will

Corporate Account Manager
South Wales
Nov 28, 2019

“Best advice and always available when I had questions”

Following a summons for using my mobile phone whilst driving which put me in the totting up process, I contacted Millars Solicitors for advice and representation. Paul Turner was great throughout the whole process, giving me the best advice and always available when I had questions. Paul prepared my case very well which allowed me to keep my licence and continue with my day to day life.

Will

Corporate Account Manager
South Wales
Nov 28, 2019

“I’m happy to say that I’m still working due to their help.”

Without the service, advice and professionalism of Carl at Millars solicitors, I’d now be dealing with the consequences of a 6 month driving ban.
I’m happy to say that I’m still working due to their help. Thank you!

Rob

Builder/joiner
Manchester
Nov 1, 2019

“I’m happy to say that I’m still working due to their help.”

Without the service, advice and professionalism of Carl at Millars solicitors, I’d now be dealing with the consequences of a 6 month driving ban.
I’m happy to say that I’m still working due to their help. Thank you!

Rob

Builder/joiner
Manchester
Nov 1, 2019

“I got the outcome I had hoped for and kept my licence”

Helped me feel more confident about my case and communicated really well – I got the outcome I had hoped for and kept my licence. A good service all round!

CB

Manager
Oct 22, 2019

“I got the outcome I had hoped for and kept my licence”

Helped me feel more confident about my case and communicated really well – I got the outcome I had hoped for and kept my licence. A good service all round!

CB

Manager
Oct 22, 2019

“I was hugely relieved that I was not given a driving disqualification today”

Despite the risk of totting up 12 points I was hugely relieved that I was not given a driving disqualification today. Thanks to Millars Solicitors for very prompt and effective legal support. I highly recommend them.

ANON

Water Engineer
Oct 16, 2019

“I was hugely relieved that I was not given a driving disqualification today”

Despite the risk of totting up 12 points I was hugely relieved that I was not given a driving disqualification today. Thanks to Millars Solicitors for very prompt and effective legal support. I highly recommend them.

ANON

Water Engineer
Oct 16, 2019

“Absoulte best outcome I could have hoped for”

The initial conversation I had with Carl really calmed my fears. He explained how these cases work and the potential outcomes. He was very attentive and understanding. I really had little expectation going into this as I had spoken with another solicitor and they were very negative.

I found Carl to be p…

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MH

Project Manager
Oct 7, 2019

“Absoulte best outcome I could have hoped for”

The initial conversation I had with Carl really calmed my fears. He explained how these cases work and the potential outcomes. He was very attentive and understanding. I really had little expectation going into this as I had spoken with another solicitor and they were very negative.

I found Carl to be positive and put a positive spin on this silly situation I had gotten myself into. They handled my case professionally and with care. If anyone I knew ever got into this situation, I would recommend Millars Solicitors. The result I got was the absolute best outcome I could have hoped for.

MH

Project Manager
Oct 7, 2019

“If I am honest, without their assistance I would have been looking at a worse outcome”

I engaged Millars for an up and coming case.

Paul, Carl and Keith are a great team – they were very honest and forthright on the expectations and outcomes that I should accept and basically put me in the correct frame of mind what to expect.

Paul was great on communication and the reality of my situation and Keith Jon…

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JPC

Consultant
Oct 7, 2019

“If I am honest, without their assistance I would have been looking at a worse outcome”

I engaged Millars for an up and coming case.

Paul, Carl and Keith are a great team – they were very honest and forthright on the expectations and outcomes that I should accept and basically put me in the correct frame of mind what to expect.

Paul was great on communication and the reality of my situation and Keith Jones on the day – apart from being a very personable lawyer – did not let the court take any liberties in what they could and could not do.

Calls in to Millars were responded to quickly and if I am honest without their assistance I would have been looking at a worse outcome.

As I was told ‘A person that goes into court and represents himself has a fool of a client’ and that is why I would always and highly recommend Paul, Carl and Keith to anyone that finds themselves in a similar situation. I can’t thank them enough.

JPC

JPC

Consultant
Oct 7, 2019

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About Keep My Driving Licence

Keep My Driving Licence is part of Millars Solicitors who are a specialist firm of road traffic and drink driving solicitors who represent motorists all over the country.

Formed by Carl Millar, Millars Solicitors has adopted his dogged tenacity and exacting technical understanding of motoring law. Before starting Millars Solicitors, Carl has been employed as the Head of Department at some of the most high profile Motoring Law Firms in the country. He is a member of the Society of Motoring Lawyers and has an enviable nationwide reputation for the results he gets for his clients.

Through representing a wide range of people you will find Carl and his team very approachable and never judgemental. Their advice is straightforward and will leave no stone unturned in pursuing all available defences in presenting your case.

If you have been caught drink driving you can contact Carl today on 0800 999 5535 or your can send a confidential email by clicking here. If you need to speak to a drink driving solicitor out of office hours than please call the 24 hour emergency line on 07855 806119.

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