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Totting Up

We have years of experience of successfully defending Totting up driving cases.

For free initial advice call 0800 999 5535

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Success Rate

*Based on results from Jan 2018. Not disqualified under the totting up provisions for the minimum period of 6 months.

91% Success rate

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From Our Clients

 

I much appreciated your skill during the hearing.

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

Mrs H

Dance Instructor
Dec 19, 2014

I much appreciated your skill during the hearing.

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

Mrs H

Dance Instructor
Dec 19, 2014

“I managed to keep my license and it wouldn’t of been possible without your help.”

Thank you and Millars Solicitors for taking hold of my case. I managed to keep my license and it wouldn’t of been possible without your help.

Mr T

Electrician
Sep 19, 2016

“I managed to keep my license and it wouldn’t of been possible without your help.”

Thank you and Millars Solicitors for taking hold of my case. I managed to keep my license and it wouldn’t of been possible without your help.

Mr T

Electrician
Sep 19, 2016

“I managed to keep my leicence, highly recommend”

Can not thank Carl and Paul enough, they were fantastic to deal with, I managed to keep my leicence, highly recommend

Anon

Feb 9, 2019

“I managed to keep my leicence, highly recommend”

Can not thank Carl and Paul enough, they were fantastic to deal with, I managed to keep my leicence, highly recommend

Anon

Feb 9, 2019

“Brilliant service cannot fault the process and support I received”

Brilliant service cannot fault the process and support I received.
thanks for all your help
Would highly recommend

M W

Service Manager
Mar 7, 2019

“Brilliant service cannot fault the process and support I received”

Brilliant service cannot fault the process and support I received.
thanks for all your help
Would highly recommend

M W

Service Manager
Mar 7, 2019

“I would have no doubts about recommending Millars Solicitors”

Based upon my experience I would have no doubts about recommending Millars Solicitors. The defence process was handled efficiently and effectively by Millars. The court was fair but challenging hence the need for good representation.

Mr W

Management Consultant
Jul 3, 2019

“I would have no doubts about recommending Millars Solicitors”

Based upon my experience I would have no doubts about recommending Millars Solicitors. The defence process was handled efficiently and effectively by Millars. The court was fair but challenging hence the need for good representation.

Mr W

Management Consultant
Jul 3, 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

“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

“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

Best possible outcome achieved thanks to Millar’s Solicitors

Best possible outcome achieved thanks to Millar’s Solicitors. Carl was professional, clear & honest with me from the very beginning. Unfortunately Carl was unwell on the day of my court case, he arranged for an excellent barrister to attend who was reassuring and supportive throughout a very daunt…

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Anon

Nurse
Bucks
Dec 23, 2020

Best possible outcome achieved thanks to Millar’s Solicitors

Best possible outcome achieved thanks to Millar’s Solicitors. Carl was professional, clear & honest with me from the very beginning. Unfortunately Carl was unwell on the day of my court case, he arranged for an excellent barrister to attend who was reassuring and supportive throughout a very daunting process. I honestly feel Millar’s solicitors saved me losing my driving license, by providing detailed evidence for exceptional hardship. Amazing service from start to finish and highly recommend.

Anon

Nurse
Bucks
Dec 23, 2020

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

What is Totting up?

If you have accumulated 12 or more points on your licence over the period of 3 years, you risk being banned from driving for a period of 6 months or more.   This not only has an adverse effect on your life but can also, once the ban is over, make it difficult to secure car insurance.

How can I avoid a totting up ban?

One of the arguments against a totting up ban is exceptional hardship.  This is incredibly difficult to argue, as the hardship suffered must be exceptional, however there is no definitive explanation as to what constitutes ‘exceptional’.  The fact that you may lose your job would not suffice as an argument on its own.

It is imperative that a strong case is built on admissible evidence to be sure of success in these arguments.

 

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.

 

 

More From Our Clients

 

Millars were happy to help me at very short notice

Millars were happy to help me at very short notice, and were very efficient. I came out with the best sentence possible.

CH

Graphic Designer
St. Albans
Dec 23, 2020

Millars were happy to help me at very short notice

Millars were happy to help me at very short notice, and were very efficient. I came out with the best sentence possible.

CH

Graphic Designer
St. Albans
Dec 23, 2020

I was delighted both with the advice/support/outcome of my appeal

I was delighted both with the advice/support/outcome of my appeal. I cannot speak highly enough of both my solicitor and my barrister – always responsive and well prepared for my appeal hearing.

ANON

Company owner
Wales
Dec 23, 2020

I was delighted both with the advice/support/outcome of my appeal

I was delighted both with the advice/support/outcome of my appeal. I cannot speak highly enough of both my solicitor and my barrister – always responsive and well prepared for my appeal hearing.

ANON

Company owner
Wales
Dec 23, 2020

Thank you very much for your assistance in this matter.

Thank you very much for your assistance in this matter.

AW

Herts
Dec 23, 2020

Thank you very much for your assistance in this matter.

Thank you very much for your assistance in this matter.

AW

Herts
Dec 23, 2020

They were non-judgemental and were realistic

My experience of Millar’s is very positive. They were non-judgemental and were realistic. They provided support on the day of my hearing and the outcome was the best I could have hoped for. Highly recommend.

KP

Director
Leeds
Dec 23, 2020

They were non-judgemental and were realistic

My experience of Millar’s is very positive. They were non-judgemental and were realistic. They provided support on the day of my hearing and the outcome was the best I could have hoped for. Highly recommend.

KP

Director
Leeds
Dec 23, 2020

Best possible outcome achieved thanks to Millar’s Solicitors

Best possible outcome achieved thanks to Millar’s Solicitors. Carl was professional, clear & honest with me from the very beginning. Unfortunately Carl was unwell on the day of my court case, he arranged for an excellent barrister to attend who was reassuring and supportive throughout a very daunt…

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Anon

Nurse
Bucks
Dec 23, 2020

Best possible outcome achieved thanks to Millar’s Solicitors

Best possible outcome achieved thanks to Millar’s Solicitors. Carl was professional, clear & honest with me from the very beginning. Unfortunately Carl was unwell on the day of my court case, he arranged for an excellent barrister to attend who was reassuring and supportive throughout a very daunting process. I honestly feel Millar’s solicitors saved me losing my driving license, by providing detailed evidence for exceptional hardship. Amazing service from start to finish and highly recommend.

Anon

Nurse
Bucks
Dec 23, 2020

I cannot speak highly enough of both my solicitor and my barrister

I was delighted both with the advice/support/outcome of my appeal. I cannot speak highly enough of both my solicitor and my barrister – always responsive and well prepared for my appeal hearing.

ANON

Company owner
Wales
Dec 23, 2020

I cannot speak highly enough of both my solicitor and my barrister

I was delighted both with the advice/support/outcome of my appeal. I cannot speak highly enough of both my solicitor and my barrister – always responsive and well prepared for my appeal hearing.

ANON

Company owner
Wales
Dec 23, 2020

I was very well represented in court and got a good outcome as a result.

From the very first phone call Carl was professional and friendly and everything was dealt with in a timely manner. I was very well represented in court and got a good outcome as a result. Thanks again

ANON

Student
Manchester
Nov 30, 2020

I was very well represented in court and got a good outcome as a result.

From the very first phone call Carl was professional and friendly and everything was dealt with in a timely manner. I was very well represented in court and got a good outcome as a result. Thanks again

ANON

Student
Manchester
Nov 30, 2020

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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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